ON A WINTER’S DAY

Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had an enjoyable day. We’ve had snow, snow and more snow today. And there’s more to come. I just hid in my sewing room longarm quilting to my little heart’s content.

I finally finished quilting my Dresden quilt today. I clicked the on switch at 9am and carried on until the job was finished. The quilt still needs to be bond and labelled but I just needed to show you a little progress of all the effort I put into this simple quilt. Here’s a sneaky peek …..

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I’m going to sew in all the thread ends this evening and I hope to bind and label it tomorrow. I am so please with this quilt. I think this one is going to be hung in my living room where I can see it every day. I will be sure to show it off before it goes up on the wall. It feels so good to have almost completed this quilt. This is one project that started on paper as a drawing and I was able to bring it to fruition. I will post more photos when the binding has been added.

I did a little bit of fine hand appliqué work last evening. I’m really enjoying this hand appliqué work. Here’s a little peek …..

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Does anyone else do fine appliqué work out there? Do you love it as much as I do? My favourite appliqué method is using freezer paper. However, I recently finished a raw edge machine appliqué project and it looks great but I didn’t find it as satisfying as hand appliqué.

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I mentioned yesterday that the weather forecast for this week was going to be a bit full of snow and cold. Well the wind has set in and is definitely driving the snow. We’re experiencing plenty of falling snow and the wind is very cold indeed. You would think that I would be used to kind of weather because I was born and bred in Montreal where the winters are really hard. I have definitely softened up over the two+ decades I have spent in the UK. The weather, although very damp, is much milder here in the UK winters than ever they were in Montreal. I was quite pleased to hide in my sewing room today. Sarah had no such lucky as she had to travel to uni for a studio session.

I guess that’s my report for today. I hope you all have a super cosy evening. Snuggle down and enjoy a relaxing evening. Until next time,

Let’s all keep on stitching

Lucie x

10 thoughts on “ON A WINTER’S DAY

  1. Guess what? The weather here is +7, clear and sunny, HA !! sorry, I could not resist. But, it is not real, we will pay for this.
    The two finished quilts that you are showing are just beautiful…the first one on the long arm is not to be hidden, gosh…so so so pretty. I just love it.
    The second is whimsical, happy, charming, bright colors and lots of interesting little things to look for, the little birdies….ha ha. You are a wonderful artist, from vision to paper to thread…I love your work, Lucie. Hugs to Maisie. x

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    1. +7 !@!@! In February???? You’ll definitely be paying for that warm weather at some point. I’m so glad you like my latest finish. I had no idea how good it would look once I quilted. I’m so pleased with my efforts lately. I believe that the way I see things has changed. And my designs are different too. I love being creative . It keeps mymind occupied. Maisie is doing well. She enjoyed the snow this morning. It’s a treat for me to see her so happy frollicking gently in the snow. Thanks for popping in today x

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  2. frayedattheedge

    Your Dresden Plate quilt looks fabulous – well done on a super design! I enjoy hand applique,but sometimes for speed I turn to machine applique. Lots of snow here – I don’t think we will be going far for the rest of the week!

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    1. Hi Anne, we got plenty of snow on and off all day long but quite a lot of it melted. I felt quite spoiled knowing I didn’t have to go out in it. I don’t think I’ll be going too far tomorrow either. Thanks for popping in x

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  3. sandra

    Such a beautiful quilt….loving the quilting on this one . Also the script fabric on your new project is making my heart happy….can I ask is it still available anywhere?
    I’m waving from my snowy creative hill xx

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    1. Hi Sandra, the background script fabric I used for my Moving Forward project is called Paper by Zenchic for Moda. I’m not sure if it’s still in circulation. The also made another version which is darker in shades of grey. It’s also very nice. Thanks for popping in today x

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  4. WOW, WOW, WOW!!!! It looks amazing. Look forward to the full reveal once bound. As for hand applique, I’m just rubbish at it & as it never looks as good as anyone else’s, I find I steer clear of it, although you get my design juices flowing, but then I think, “no”. Keep snuggly warm this week & take care.

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    1. Hi Susan, I so glad you like my latest finish. I’m so pleased with the result. I suppose while we’re freezing and watching the snow fall you’re stifling hot down under. I quite enjoyed watching watching the snow fall. It’s one thing that I miss from Canada. Thanks for popping in x

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  5. I always love your quilts, your style, but the quilting on your Dresden quilt is exquisite. You’ve really outdone yourself with this one. Our average temperature in our West Virginia mountains is around 46 degrees F in February. For the last 2 weeks we’ve had temps in the upper 70’s and near 80! But for the next week temps will be seasonal during the day and colder at night. I built a fire yesterday for the first time in 3 weeks. But I’m encouraged that spring really IS just around the corner.

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    1. Hi Kathy, It’s so lovely to hear from you. And thank you for your very kind words about my latest longarming effort. I can’t believe the kind of temperatures you’re getting. It’s almost as if the seasons have shifted. I hope spring is just around the corner for you. It seems that spring is a little way off for us here in the UK. I am enjoying the snow but only because I don’t have to leave the house if I don’t want to. Thank you so much for popping today x

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