Posted in Current Projects, Mystery Festive Whimsical Applique & Stitchery Quilt Project, Quilting, tagged Broken Dishes Block, Churn Dash Blocks, Longarm Quilter, Lucie the happy quilter, patchwork and quilting, quilting, Stitchin' Heaven, Uneven Nine Patch Blocks on April 25, 2014|
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I’m so pleased it’s Friday. It’s been a pretty busy day in happy longarm quilter land. I have lots to be getting on with over the weekend but I can do it quietly at my own speed.
My Sarah and I stepped out this morning for a hair appointment, a visit to the garden centre for seeds, Stitchin’ Heaven to drop off a little taster sample of my Mystery Festive Whimsical Appliqué & Stitchery Quilt project. So if you want a little clue as to what to expect during my Whimsy classes pop into Stitchin’ Heaven and have a little preview of my taster up close and in person. It’s a fun appliqué project which is embellished with embroidery and anything you wish to add in order to stamp your own personality to it.
I did get to spend a little time in my sewing room today. I decided today was the day that I was going to piece some little spacer blocks. I chose the blocks a few days ago. I started with one of my favourite blocks which is the Churn Dash block…..
I cut up enough patches to make four blocks which will definitely be too many for the project I will be using them in but I’ve got a plan for the extras.
Then I moved onto the Broken Dishes block …..
And finished the day off with the Uneven Nine Patch block …..
I really enjoyed my session because I chose very simple blocks that will look super in the layout. The best part is that these blocks are only 6” blocks; they look so twee sitting on my design wall. I’m so used to working with full size 12” blocks that when I started piecing these tiddlers I couldn’t help but smile. Have you worked with little blocks lately? It’s so much fun. I hope to make a few more over the weekend.
Well it’s been an interesting week in happy longarm quilter land. There have been some happy moments and some sad moments. I reckon that’s what life is all about. We have to take the good with the bad and make the most of every situation. I plan to make the most of my quiet weekend. I have one appointment tomorrow around lunchtime and the rest of the weekend is my own. I hope to do some sewing and perhaps watch of DVD movie. I need to tidy my sewing room because I can’t find anything. I hope to use a little of my fabric stash making something interesting. It seems like I want to do an awful lot in such a short space of time. I guess we’ll have to see how things work out.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be doing some stitchery work. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something that makes you really happy. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥
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Posted in "A" is for Applique, Applique Projects, Current Projects, Quilting, Random Thoughts, tagged "A" is for Applique, applique, Churn Dash Blocks, Longarm Quilter, Lucie the happy quilter, patchwork and quilting, quilting, Thread Keepers on November 18, 2013|
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Oh dearie me! It has been a busy day in happy longarm quilter land. My day kicked off at 04:00am with a trip to the airport. It’s very dark at 4:00am! I’m glad I don’t have to do that very often. The rest of the day was spent meeting various quilt makers who need quilts longarm quilted for Christmas. Marion, who is an old timer like me, dropped off her Pink Lemonade quilt. And Margaret and Freda, relative newbies to quilt making, popped in with their masterpieces. I’m really looking forward to showing you their quilts as and when I complete the longarm quilting. Longarm quilting is a solitary pastime but I do see some extraordinary quilts!
In between meetings I slipped out to collect my new specs. I’ve been wearing my new specs since I collected them this morning and so far I’m able to see quite well. I’ll know better when I do some fine hand stitching later this evening.
I do a bit of sewing this afternoon. I worked on these wee blocks ……
What fun it was to work on little blocks. I mainly work on 12” blocks so working on these little 6” spacer blocks was quite a treat. I have decided that I would love to work on a dolls quilt sometime soon. The Churn Dash/Double Monkey Wrench block happens to be one of my favourite. So perhaps I should make a dolls quilt/small table topper with Churn Dash blocks. I think it would be a manageable project. In fact I might even use some seasonal fabrics and make it jolly. I really enjoyed my little session today. It’s really satisfying to start and finish something all in one session.
I played with acrylic paint again today. And the finishing touch was this raffia …….
And now the Thread Keepers are finished and they look like this……
These Thread Keepers are quite easy to make; especially if you’re doing a few at a time. Mind you, everything takes time. And this project is the type of thing that’s worth making as they make great gifts.
It’s been a superb day in happy longarm quilter land. I got more done than I expected I would. And the icing on the cake is that I got to meet a couple of new quilt makers for the very first time. There are so many enthusiastic crafters out there. And I would love to meet them all. I wonder what would happen if I gathered up every crafter that I have met over the last five years in one room. That would be one great party!
I have chosen a nice project to work on this evening……
Do you remember this block which I drew last week for my “A” is for Applique challenge? Well tonight I’m going to start fine hand stitching the patches to the pieced background. It’s the perfect project to test my new specs. I’ll let you know how I get on soon.
So you already know what I’m going to be working on this evening, so all that’s left is to wish you a splendid evening working on something as interesting as I will be working on. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥
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