Hello my lovelies. Since I last posted we’ve skipped to the next month in the calendar!!! I hope you’ve all have a great week. My Sarah and I have been rather busy doing something and nothing but now we’re ready for autumn to arrive. I’m looking forward to wearing my woollies and kicking the dried crunchy leaves with my booted feet. In fact, I really feel like knitting a nice fair isle pullover to compliment the coming fresh mornings. The only thing stopping me from knitting my fair isle pullover is that I can’t find my pattern books.
So let’s start this report with a photo of my Sarah’s creation. This is a quilt which Sarah started piecing last summer, but applying herself to her studies got in the way.
The quilting is now finished and the binding will be done really soon. Sarah did a fab job with both the piecing and the machine quilting. Well done Sarah.
I’ve done lots of this and that over the last week but I can’t even remember what I’ve worked on. So I’ll just show you a few things I worked on over the last couple of days. First, I made a couple of simple envelope style cushion covers to make our dining chairs a little more comfortable. In my quest to minimize, I’ve been trying to Use up my Scraps and stash. This piece of soft furnishing grade linen has been in my stash for a few years and I’m thrilled to have found a use for it by covering a couple of cushions which will be used. Sometimes the simple projects turn out to be very useful indeed.
Over the last few days, I have been helping my Sarah work on a hexagon quilt That she started a few weeks ago. Well she was getting a wee bit discouraged because she was aiming to make a double bed size. She managed to cover enough hexagon templates (nearly 800) to piece the whole quilt and I have been helping her join the hexagons into flowers. So far Sarah has joined 1/3 of the whole quilt and it’s looking really good. I’m hoping that together, we’ll be able to make quick work of piecing this top.
In my quest to finish off as many UFOs as I can before the year is out, I added the binding to one of my freemotion quilted sampler table runners. It was a simple practice piece which I set aside. I would love to do a wholecloth bed quilt in this fashion someday.
The last week has been pretty busy. I like busy but I look forward to taking a bit of time out to breathe sometime soon. The fresh winter months will soon be upon us and I will be able to settle in and take that time to breathe. Life in happy quiltmaker land has changed somewhat and I’ve put the past to bed and I’m moving forward. I’m meeting my daily challenges and enjoying every minute. I think it’s important to set my own challenges and it’s really great when I manage to meet the challenges I set for myself.
So for this evening, this very happy and super ambitious quiltmaker will be hand finishing the binding on a freemotion quilted table runner and perhaps piece a few hexagon flowers. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something you truly enjoy doing. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching ♥ ♥