Hello my lovelies. I hope you all had a fabulous day. Not only is it the end of the workweek but it’s also the first day of a new month. Today is Canada Day which is a holiday I always celebrate but only because it’s also my birthday. I’ve had a fab day so far. I’ve done a few simple chores but mostly I’ve done exactly what I wanted to do. It’s a rare occasion when I get to do exactly and only what I want to do.
My To-Do List was pretty light for today but one of the tasks on the list was to start hand quilting my Sweethearts Dozen Quilt so I laid it out on the table in order to mark it …..
And a little while later this is what it looked like. I’m going to keep the quilting simple because I want the appliqué designs to stand out. So I started with traditional crosshatching in the centre block. I will also stitch around the patches to make them pop.
You will notice that hand quilting does not take oodles of tools. At the moment I am using a white pvc quilting hoop, thimble, thread conditioner which does the same job as wax, hand quilting thread and a fresh needle. I’ve spent approximately one hour quilting so far and I can already see the quilt coming to life. I’m going to enjoy my newest armchair project this summer. I do love the tranquillity of hand quilting. I’m so pleased with how my Sweethearts Dozen quilt is shaping up.
I mentioned yesterday that I had received two bouquets of flowers. Well here they are. And they’re both beautiful. Thank you ladies for the lovely flowers.
I have really been spoiled with flowers over the last couple of months. I seem to have had fresh flowers in the house every week since the beginning of March. Things sure have changed in happy longarm quilter land of late.
So it’s been an interesting week in my little world. I feel quite happy with my progress and my achievements. I’m looking forward to posting about my secret project sometime over the summer. There are some interesting things coming my way.
So for this evening, this very happy and ambitious longarm quilter will carry on doing some hand quilting on my Sweethearts Dozen quilt. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something you truly love doing. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching ♥ ♥