WEEKEND PREP WORK

Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all enjoyed the first day of the week. Friday is my favourite day of the week but I’m OK with Monday as well. It’s the start of a very wintery week here in the UK. The weatherperson is predicting the coldest temperature we’ve had for at least five years. We may also get snow which is pretty rare here in the UK. So, I’ve prepared for the wintery weather by topping up reserves of food and such. We’ve had snow showers on and off all day but none of it amounted to anything much yet.

Today, I had an appointment with a heating engineer. I took the big plunge by having a radiator installed in Sarah’s Art Studio which was once a garage to from the up and over door was removed a few years ago making it much cosier. It seems there’s no better time than the present to make changes to benefit us. The engineer arrived and set to installing the radiator and not long after everything was up and running we could feel the benefit of the new radiator. I’m looking forwarding to seeing what Sarah will be creating in the comfort of her Art Studio in the future.

The weekend flew by all too quickly. I attended my annual Quilts for Comfort Trustee meeting on Saturday. It seems that things are ticking over nicely and we discussed new ideas for the coming year. It feels great to be part of something good.

Yesterday I sat down quietly and drew some blocks for my Moving Forward quilt project. I went back to some of my previous projects and pinched ideas from them.

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One of my favourite creative people told me a few years ago that we don’t have to re-invent the wheel every time we start a new project. So, I went back in time and chose some favourite blocks which I could incorporate into this current project. Here’s a little sneak peek at the blocks I added ….

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I’ve decided that things don’t always have to be complicated to be appreciated. Quite often less is definitely more. Once all these simple blocks are joined together, I will add some simple but interesting quilting to bring it all together. So far, I’m really happy with what I’ve produced. It’s never going to be a show quilt but as long as I’m having fun and I’m happy with it, that’s all that matters.

So, it seems that I have my hand sewing work all prepped and ready for this week. Prepping the patches and tacking them in place ready for the fine hand stitching takes time but it’s very satisfying. I’m enjoying watching this project grow.

So, I guess that’s my report for today. I hope you all have a super cosy evening doing something your truly enjoy. Stay warm, stay safe. Until next time,

Let’s all keep on stitching.

Lucie x

10 thoughts on “WEEKEND PREP WORK

  1. Bella G. Bear

    Nice work 🙂 I definetly agree that it is sometimes nice to just do something simple to enjoy sewing instead of challenging yourself every time

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    1. Hi Anne, I’m hoping to start joining the blocks soon section by section.I’m pretty excited about this one. Considering its a scrappy quilt I’m loving all colours and prints blend together. Tha nos for popping in today x

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  2. Hope that both you & Sarah get more enjoyment from having the “cosy” art studio. Revisiting an old magazine block cutting, I’ve been pondering a kite pattern too, though the one I found was pieced, as you know what I’m like with applique. It’s possibly for one of the baby quilts I’m making for my 2 nieces. One bub is here already & the other due in 2 weeks. Whoops, running late as usual. Love the background prints you’re using in the quilt. Have a great week, stay warm & take care.

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    1. Hi Susan, I think a kite block is perfect for a baby quilt. The background for my Moving Forward quilt is called Paper by Zenchic for Moda. I liked it so much I ordered two bundles of it, and I’m glad I did now because it’s a great background fabric for my work. Thanks for popping in x

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