BEAST BE GONE

Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had an enjoyable weekend. Those of you who live in the UK might have experienced the Mini Beast from the East. Rest assured that my little corner of the northeast of England did not suffer too much with snow but the wind was mighty strong and biting cold. I stepped out on Saturday to join a group of like-minded ladies. I didn’t think there would be many takers but quite a few diehards travelled the short distance to the venue. We had a fabulous day forgetting the fact that the Mini Beast was raging outside.

Here’s my little bit of progress for the weekend …..

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I’m loving these latest appliqué blocks. The more I look at them the better I like them; I think it’s the simplicity I really like. What a great way of busting my stash and using up scraps.

I managed to longarm quilt another charity quilt today …..

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Once again, I used a lovely fine bright gold thread and the all over quilting design is called Cloud Nine by Patricia Ritter. I cut and joining binding strips which I machined on this after and hope to hand finish said binding on the back of the quilts this evening. I also loaded the next charity quilt to be stitched tomorrow, I hope. I’m feeling quite satisfied with my charity quilt quilting challenge so far. Two down three more to go. I’m aiming for five but perhaps I’ll be able to squeeze an extra one in before my deadline. Fingers crossed.

It’s been another great day in paradise. Longarm quilting a charity quilt makes me feel good; as if I’ve done something useful. The Mini Beast from the East seems to have moved on. It was lovely walking Maisie this morning; there was no snow whipping my face and the wind was mild and barely more than a whisper. What a different a day makes 😉 

So, I guess that’s my report for today. I’m still working on putting together a photo tutorial regarding prepping appliqué blocks. I hope you all have a super cosy evening doing something that makes you happy. Until next time,

Let’s all keep on stitching.

Lucie x

13 thoughts on “BEAST BE GONE

  1. sandra

    I love the colour combo and design of your new blocks. You are JAMMING with the charity quilts…I think you’ve been wearing your “super quilter” knickers these last few weeks!!! xx xx

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      1. Hi Caroline Annie, We aim for the Quilts for Comfort Signature size which is 54″ x 72″. Even if the quilt goes to a young child, he/she will grown to fit the quilt. It’s better to make a big quilt than make a small one that’s too small for the young people who need comfort. Thanks for popping in x

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  2. Hey Lucie! Another bright and beautiful quilt, keep on going….you can do it…
    If it was nice for you walking, imagine little Maisie? She must have been singing a song, ha ha
    Yesterday the wind was -20, I know….but, full sun today and all week with temps up to 5 ! ! Imagine!! Almost summer ha ha ha. The new pieces are very sweet. When will you finish my favorite?? I am waiting patiently…
    Joanna xx

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    1. Hi Joanna, I’m so pleased that your weather is finally warming. You temperature is nearer what mine was today. I’m working as fast as I can on my current project so i can move to your favourite one. I’ll be making extra blocks for your fab using designs from this current project. I hope it works out to be nice. Thanks for popping in have a cosy evening x

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    1. Hi Bella, I love scrappy quilts but I can’t take credit for piecing this one. The charity is Quilts for Comfort for which I am a trustee. The quilt tops in my challenge have been pieced by volunteers. Our volunteers are absolute angels who keep the quilts and quilt tops coming. Thanks for popping in today x

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  3. frayedattheedge

    Hi Lucie, I must try and fit in some charity quilt making – I have some fabric earmatked for the quolts, it’s just finding the time.
    Hopefully the weather will be warming up! Anne xx

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  4. UK is certainly getting a fair share of arctic weather lately. Well done on the charity quilting so far & it does make one feel good to do for others. The blocks are looking good & coming along nicely.. Talking of bad weather, I also did a post about our weird autumn here. Have a good week & take care.

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    1. Hi Susan, thank you for your kind and encouraging words. You must be pleased that autumn has arrived after all the heat you have experienced. Thanks for popping in x

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