Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had a fab day. I spent quite a lot of time in my sewing room playing with a few appointments squeezed in.
At the end of the day and before it was time to disappear into the kitchen to whip up a healthy skinny evening meal, I turned my attentions to making some quilting templates for the next part of my Sweethearts Dozen quilt. I have chosen a double heart shape. I hope to combine the double heart with a diagonal crosshatch. I cut my templates from cereal box cardboard. What would we do without cereal boxes????? It was quite an easy task, I simply got my plastic heart templates out and decided on a size. I traced the larger heart, worked out where to place the smaller heart and that was it. I made a second template just in case I need it. Now all I need to do it trace the double hearts in the six inch blocks around the centre block. I look forward to starting the second stage. The small 1” blue border around the centre block will be left empty of stitching. However, I plan on quilting in the ditch on both edges of said 1” border to add strength and texture. You may have noticed that I have so far chosen very simple quilting. The reason for that is that I would like to show off the appliqué rather than fancy quilting. Regardless of the quilting, I think I will love this quilt when it’s finished.
It’s been an interesting day in my little world. I met with some interesting people today. And life is looking a little rosier now. I have good company and reasonable health, what more can one very happy longarm quilter possibly want.
So for this evening, this very happy and super ambitious longarm quilter will be marking the next stage of my Sweethearts Dozen quilt and possibly start the hand quilting. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something you truly enjoy. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching ♥ ♥