Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had a fabulous Monday. It’s been a good day in my little corner of the northeast of England. The sun was shining brightly spurring me on to get a few jobs done.
So let’s go back to the weekend. On Sunday morning, while Sarah was doing some university work I disappeared into my sewing room to load a quilt into my longarm quilter system. Before I could load the quilt I needed to remove the hexagon card template which I left in all around the outer edge …..
Every step of loading this quilt into my longarm was really exciting for me because it was bringing me closer to finishing a UFO which I started some 5 or 6 years ago.
This morning, rather early this morning, I went into my sewing room to make the hard decision of what quilting design and thread colour to use for this hexagon quilt. I chose a nice fine cream colour thread and the Baptist Fan as a quilting design. I consider the Baptist Fan to be a traditional quilting design and as it’s a quiet design that doesn’t take over I thought it would work nicely with hexagons …..
I’m very pleased with the finished result of the quilting. I went on to machine and hand finish the binding this afternoon. All this quilt needs is a label. I hope to take a few more photos of the finished article in better light sometime over the next few days. If you have one or two UFOs stored away somewhere you should drag them out into the light of day and decide whether they’re worth finishing or passing them on to someone who will. In this case, my lovely red hexagons were definitely worth finishing. I love the colour red and I know this quilt will be well used and admired over the years to come. It pays to be patient. The fruits of our labour brings us so much pleasure.
So it’s been a really good productive day in happy longarm quilter land. I’m so pleased to have finished quilting my red hexagons that I feel I can treat myself with another messy crafty time session. I created another art journal background fit for that purpose.
Once again the colours I used are well out of my comfort zone but I hope to produce a nice interesting art journal page regardless. Practicing new skills can be so much fun. So watch this space for a new art journal page soon.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be doing some fine hand appliqué. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something you truly enjoy. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching ♥ ♥