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Hello my lovelies. I hope you’re all enjoying the arrival of spring. My little corner of the northeast of England received a generous dollop of sunshine recently. The sunshine has brought the Daffodils and Crocuses. The grass is finally growing and everyone seems to be in a relaxed state of mind. Spring really is here.

I have been busy working on UFOs and Quilts for Comfort projects. I’ve spent time making a plan to simplify life and slowly but surely implementing the changes. There are lots of ongoing lists. One of my lists is planning our summer holiday. I can see our brand new shiny life peeking out a little bit and starting to take shape.

I machine quilted a few quilt tops for Quilts for Comfort. These tops are donated by wonderful volunteers. And as I have the equipment I volunteer to finish them off by quilting and binding them. So far, I have finished five quilts which is exactly what I was hoping for.

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I did a little more work on my Patchwork of the Crosses as well …..

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It’s a project that I don’t work on too often but it’s the one I turn to when I can’t decide what else to work on. English Paper Piecing is the perfect armchair project. I do the prep cutting during the day and sit quietly in the evening wrapping the fabric patches around the card templates. The repetitive process is very soothing. And accompanied by a good old English murder mystery on TV, I can’t think of anything I would rather do of an evening.

I have spent some more time sorting and tidying and came across this little collection of felt. I have been thinking about what I can do with this little pile of felt which I have collected over the last few years. Every time I went to a craft show, I bought a little bundle of something soft and inviting. Now I am on track to make something different using a little of this collection. This is my chance to have a little play with a different medium. I have been wanting to learn a few new techniques. So, watch this space.

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I have received a few messages of concern recently because I haven’t posted in a while. Rest assured that Sarah and I are perfectly fine. Life’s little challenges have sort of taken over life. We have been busy quietly coping with the challenges presented as they come along. The garden needs a little attention and I have been planning the work to be done inside my home as well. There’s a collection of paint charts and different colour paint has been applied to small patches of wall just to audition different colours. It’s definitely time for a change as we move on from our old life. If I’m honest, it’s quite an exciting time.

Now that spring is here, I’m finding inspiration everywhere. The fresh spring greens are luscious and the deep yellow of the daffodils are so appealing. We’ll soon see the Bluebells blooming. I think I should head over to the beach for a relaxing walk on the sand while the waves roll in. Spring is a brilliant time of year. It’s been another challenging but interesting winter but we seem to have survived once again. I received this little gift last week …..

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So, for this evening, this very happy and super ambitious quilt maker will be work on my Patchwork of the Crosses project. I hope you all have super cosy evening doing something you truly enjoy doing. Until you read me again,

Happy stitching ♥ ♥

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I’m sure I remark about how quickly time melts away every week. This week has gone by as quickly as the rest. Well we’ve come around to Friday again and I’ve had some quiet time in my sewing room today. I zipped over to the supermarket this morning in order to fill up my fruit bowl and after that I worked quietly on my Chevron Quilt. Do you remember this design?

Well you won’t believe how easy this quilt is to make. The rotary cutting takes no time because it’s simply cutting squares used in the making of the half square triangles. So I zoomed thru cutting the squares and I used the chain piecing method to make up the triangles. I referred to my diagram to work out how to sew the blocks together. I got as far as adding the inner border. I’m hoping to get the outer border added tomorrow. I haven’t decided whether to longarm quilt or FMQ it using my Sweet Sixteen. I suppose it will depend on whether I can squeeze it in between longarm quilting jobs. I think the Buzz quilting design and a taupe colour thread would look rather nice on this little quilt. We’ll just have to see how things work out next week.

It’s been a rather good week. I got lots done and found inspiration everywhere I went. From colour schemes to shape and form, the inspiration is out there. Just look around outside at the autumnal colour of the leaves, if that’s not enough to inspire I don’t know what is. I found ideas for quilting designs in the pattern in my rug a few days. I seem to be looking at everything thru new eyes lately.

So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be perusing the four magazines that hit the mat this morning. I’m sure to find more inspiration in these mags. Whatever you may be doing this evening, I hope you can find as much inspiration as I have. Until you read me again,

Happy stitching. ♥♥

 

 

 

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