Posts Tagged ‘Peonies’

Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all enjoyed a fabulous weekend. As most of my regular readers know, I am now a single parent. And as I fit into the category of a parent who plays both the mother and father roles, what better way of acknowledging the day than by receiving these beautiful, which just happen to be my favourite flower, Peony blooms. Thank you, Sarah.

 Mother and fathers day flowers

To all the great fathers out there, the ones who put their families first, I wish you a very, very happy Father’s Day 😊

It’s been a brilliant weekend for me. I spent some time with a few like-minded ladies sewing and putting the world to rights. It’s amazing how a bit of laughter can make the world seem a great place to be.

So, for this evening, this very happy and super ambitious quilt maker will be working on an EPP project and enjoying the latest episode of Poldark and his lovely dark curly hair. Swoon ~ I hope you all have a super cosy evening doing something you truly enjoy doing. Until you read me again,

Happy stitching ♥ ♥

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So far it’s been a brilliant bank holiday weekend in happy longarm quilting land. As part of my quilt top intake week, my Sarah and I visited The Quilters Cupboard in Durham. As always Rita welcomed us with open arms. We met old and new customers wishing to have some of their quilt tops longarm quilted. We collected more quilts than we expected. It was a really good thing that we decided to take the bigger car this time. So my work for the next few weeks is sorted and then some.

Apart from planning my longarm quilting for the next few weeks I have been working on a quilt as you go type of project. I have done one or two of these before and I think I’m finally feeling more comfortable with this technique now. Not only that but I think it’s possibly a good way of using up scraps. I made a Freemotion Quilting Sampler for a class a few months ago and it was put together using the quilt as you go type of technique.


I didn’t have time to stitch several different Freemotion Quilting Samples this time around so I cheated. Instead I longarm quilted one large piece and cut it into 12” blocks which I then sashed together. And after approximately 8 hours over a couple of days this is how it looks at the time of writing this post …..

Quilt as You Go 1

Quilt as You Go 2

Quilt as You Go back

And for anyone who would like to know what quilt design I used, it was Rounded Modern Squares by Jodi Robinson.



I think the best part of this technique is that every part of the quilt  is quilted as you go. So by the time you have added all the parts your quilt top has also been quilted. My quilt is now ready to hand finish the binding and label. And I would say that 8 hours to get a quilt right up to the binding stage is rather good. My quilt measures approximately 60” square. I’m really pleased with the result of my weekend effort.

While we were out and about yesterday I purchased these …..

Lovely Peonies

Aren’t they beautiful? I love old fashioned flowers. These peonies are exactly as they should be. The colour is vintage looking and they smell gorgeous. I don’t often purchase flowers. I’m really enjoying the beauty of these.

So that’s what I’ve been up to over the last couple of days. Have you been doing anything exciting this weekend? Or have you been putting your feet up for a relaxing time. I wouldn’t blame you if you were. That’s what I’m going to do this evening while watching Vera and hand finishing the binding on my quilt. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something you really enjoy. Until you read me again,

Happy stitching. ♥ ♥



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