Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all been enjoying the bright and breezy sunshine. It’s been brilliant day in happy quilt maker land. I spent some productive time in my sewing room.
I decided to make a banner for the upcoming Quilts for Comfort event for a display table that the Burnopfield Belles will be adorning with some of their fine handy work. I kicked off the process by producing the required letters yesterday. I applied them to the background fabric and added a simple border. And I decided to longarm quilt it, so I loaded it into my system. I couldn’t wait to flash up this morning to get started. I quite enjoyed my little bit of freemotion quilting this morning. I sat quietly this afternoon and hand finished the binding. All that’s left to do is add the label and it will be ready in good time for the big event.
My sewing machine has been well used this week. I’ve done quite a lot of hand sewing lately but my sewing machine has been ignored for a while. I decided to make a start on making a craft bag …..
I wanted a simple sewing fix so as you can see there’s not a lot of piecing being done but I did use a couple of the fancy stitches on my machine. I’m looking forward to turning this fabric in a bag. Watch this space.
I recently embarked on an adventure of hand piecing a few dozen 6” blocks. Here’s one of four Churn Dash blocks I produced. I absolutely love hand piecing these small simple blocks ….
I can’t believe we’re already into March. We’ve had a few sunny days; they haven’t been warm but they have been good and bright. I’m itching to get out into the garden to tidy up but I think I should wait a couple of weeks until the danger of frost has passed. I have a few shrubs that need pruning which need protection from frost. I can already see some of the shrubs coming into bud. Spring must be just around the corner.
I’m looking forward to tomorrow. I’m meeting a friend for coffee and I’m attending an art exhibition. New artists produce such interesting work. I hope to come away inspired. I have taken to leaving a notebook by my bed just in case I find a little inspiration in my bedtime reading. I have been drawing new blocks from which I am producing blocks for my latest projects. It’s magic seeing a project go from paper to coming to life.
So, for this evening, this very happy and super ambitious quilt maker will be prepping appliqué blocks. I hope you all have a super cosy evening doing something you truly enjoy doing. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching ♥ ♥