Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had a great productive day. I seem to be settling back into a normal (whatever normal is) routine. I did equal measures of household chores and crafty tasks. All in all, I had a really great day. I feel quite satisfied with today’s efforts.
I did a wee bit of cooking; I look forward to eating a tasty casserole for my evening meal. I changed and washed two sets of bedding. I look forward to climbing into my freshly changed bed tonight. I’m going to sleep like a baby tonight. I shifted some books upstairs and also shifted some quilts up to the loft. Apart from walking my Maisie dog I did not set foot across the threshold. It’s been cold and wet pretty much all day so I didn’t miss out on anything by not going out.
I spent most of the afternoon doing prep work on Katja’s Blocks on the Go for Quilts on the Grow. I rotary cut a few more backing/sashing hexagons and added wadding …..
I traced shapes on fabric and cut them out ready to piece three more blocks …..
And I printed out blocks 6 – 10 …..
And last evening I appliquéd block 1 & 2 to the backing/sashing fabric. All these blocks need is a bit of quilting …..
Working on this Quilt Along has taught me something; if you approach any new project in bite size chunks you will succeed. I have approached this new project step by step and enjoyed every moment of it. Even the prep work, from printing and cutting paper shapes right thru to appliquéing the block to the backing/sashing fabric has been interesting. And once you have worked out a method it becomes even more interesting because you can see your project growing. Is anyone else participating in some kind of a Quilt Along? It can be quite satisfying working on a project that someone else has designed. I don’t do it often enough.
Last week I worked on a Kantha style project. And as I thoroughly enjoyed it, I decided I needed to get a book. Well I ordered a little booklet from Angela Daymond.
This little book is worth the pennies I spent. It has a little history, a list of useful equipment, stitching techniques, Kantha Stitches library and patterns for different designs. I’m very pleased with my purchase. And I look forward to doing another Kantha style project soon.
Last week, the first week after the festive season, I found it very difficult to get back into the groove. This week things seem to be falling into place again. My mojo is returning slowly but surely. Next week I may even settle down to do some designing. I have one or two ideas that I would like to turn into a real project. Everything takes time. And it’s so nice to be able to take time to enjoy what I’m doing.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be doing some hexie work. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something you really enjoy. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥