Posts Tagged ‘Japanese Quilting Piece by Piece’

We’ve come around to Tuesday again. The last couple of weeks have been rather stressful but today things have been lovely and quiet. I got plenty of stuff done without running. It’s been a really good day.

Earlier today I loaded the sweetest little quilt into the longarm quilting system to be stitched tomorrow. Then I helped hubby clear the corner or the living room that houses the broadband router which was being upgraded today. Believe it or not the job has been done and so far our broadband/wi-fi is working. I added the binding to my knitting needle roll and will be hand finishing said binding this evening. I even started working on a double spread page in my art journal.

This page is not finished by any means but I ran short of time. Next time I’m going to throw the kitchen sink at it to scruff it up a little bit and also turn the inchies into the October calendar. I added a little paper to a beach hut project that’s been waiting patiently for some attention. I really enjoyed messy play time this afternoon. I have decided that I will make more time for messy play. Possibly set one afternoon a week aside just for playing with acrylic paint, water colours, ink rubber stamping and anything else I can find to mess around with.

Several months ago I pre-ordered a new book by Yoko Saito. I love her work. The book called, Japanese Quilting Piece by Piece finally arrived today.

It’s a fab book with loads of projects I would like to make. I have loads of leftover fabrics from the Japanese Woven Appliqué quilt which I made earlier this year.  So now I have plenty of projects to choose from. This book is printed in English. I have oodles of other Japanese patchwork books which are printed in French which is no problem for me as I am bilingual. Here are a couple of examples of the projects included in this fab new book.

I suppose that’s my little report for today. I got a little fix of sewing by machine, I’m going to get a little fix of hand sewing this evening and I even had some messy time. What more could a happy longarm quilter want?

So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be doing a little work finishing off some binding and perhaps some knitting. I need to keep working otherwise I will fall asleep in front of the telly. Whatever you may be doing this evening, I hope you enjoy yourself. Until you read me again,

Happy stitching.

Read Full Post »