Sunday 26 June 2022

Since my last post....

Another week has flashed past and what have I been doing in my sewing room?  Well, mainly I have been working on my two 'secret' projects.  I am making two identical quilts for two very special people.  In fact, they are nearly finished, so it won't be long before they have been given to the recipients and I can show you the whole quilts.

This week I have been working on the quilting for the second quilt which I have now completed and I am very pleased with.

I used Tilda fabrics which I think are just perfect for the job and, although I have pieced the two quilts identically, I decided that I would quilt them differently.

Firstly, on one the blocks have been quilted with straight lines using my walking foot,

while on the other I quilted with free motion quilting in an 'orange peel' design.

The first quilt had the sashing quilted with straight lines combined with 'ribbon candy' free motion quilting,

while the second had the straight lines combined with 'swirls'.

Lastly, on the first quilt the outer border was quilted using free motion 'pebbles' and 'swirls',

while the outer border on the second had straight line quilting.

I have started binding them both now and I have done that differently for each one too! The first I am hand finishing,

while the second I am finishing on the machine!  It is nice to change things about so the stitching doesn't get too monotonous!

I am hoping to have them finished this week! Then they can be sent off and I can show you the full quilts!

Until next time.... 😊xx

Sunday 19 June 2022

Not much to show....

It has been another busy couple of weeks since I last posted.  We are to move house again(!) shortly and, I have been trying to get a few things sorted out ready for the move.  Luckily, we are only moving locally and as we already have the keys to the new house, I have been able to slowly start moving a few things across.  I was also away for a few days this past week visiting family, which was nice.

In between times I have been adding a few more rows of stitching to my Kantha project.

This is a SAL organised by Alison Glass and it has been a lot of fun to join in with.  I am hoping to get some more rows added over the coming days.  It is a 'slow stitch' project so there is no rush and I am enjoying the pace of it.

I have also been working on getting my 'secret project' finished and I have managed to get started on binding it.

I am hoping to have that finished this week.

We are enjoying some beautiful weather here this week and I hope you are too!

Until next time..... 😊 xx