GOING TO TOWN STITCHING

Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had a brilliant day. It’s been pretty productive day here in my little world. You may remember that last week I loaded my latest finished quilt top, my Sweet Dresden Town, in my longarm quilting system.

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Well today was the day to start quilting my Sweet Dresden Town. Quilting one of my own designs is always quite exciting. Seeing a project come to fruition is so satisfying. So, I did a little simple stitching in the borders …..

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And then did some random stitching in and around the town patches. I call this stitching pattern Double E’s.  I tried to keep the design small in order to fill in the negative spaces enough so that the patches pop.

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I spent all day in my sewing room working on this quilt. I managed to finish the stitching but didn’t get the loose thread sewn in. Custom quilting creates a lot of loose threads but only because you travel from one area to next stitching different designs.

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I am so thrilled to have gotten as much done as I did today. Tomorrow I will sew in the loose threads and join up leftover scraps for the binding. And I’ll bet that even though I’ll be using some of those scraps for the binding I will still have scraps leftover!!! It seems the more scraps you use the more scraps you have, only they’re smaller. I can’t wait for tomorrow to come now.

I have mentioned several times that I have been doing some knitting in the evening while watching TV. I knitted several pairs of socks and thoroughly enjoyed it so I went on to knit something a pullover. I chose some yarn in a colour I would never have used before. Isn’t it amazing how our colour choices changes after a while. I’ve kept the knitting design really simple because I’m using variegated yarn which makes the whole project more interested because of the colour changes.

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It’s been another good day in my little world. As well as quilting my Sweet Dresden Town, I made some soup for our supper. I love chicken vegetable noodle soup which some fresh bread. Oooooh yum. It’s the perfect time of year for soup and other comfort food.

So, I guess that’s my report for today. I sure hope tomorrow is full of as much goodness as today was. I’m quite pleased with today effort. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something you truly enjoy doing. Until next time,

Let’s all keep on stitching.

Lucie x

16 thoughts on “GOING TO TOWN STITCHING

  1. Hi Lucie! I so enjoy your Sweet Dresden Town! I love the way you have quilted it, and especially enjoy the closeups of your quilting design. I am always on the lookout for quilting patterns, and I think I will PIN and use your double-E pattern. That looks nice and easy but it certainly filled the area well. I am working on a project on my domestic machine, and am trying to use different designs in each area. This one will work perfectly! Thank you! ~smile~ Roseanne

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    1. Hi Roseanne, I’m so pleased you found a wee bit of inspiration today. Double E’s are really easy to stitch and they look great while filling up the negative spaces. It also helps if you use a different colour thread too. Thanks for popping in today x

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  2. Hey Lucie, looks like you are keeping busy LOL.
    The Quilt is coming along beautifully…love to see the POPS! Still have to learn how how the machine works, ha ha ha…
    What stitch is the knitting? The color is nice and bright and can’t wait to see the sweater.
    So, I think I could smell the soup from here, I put a small joint of pork with baby potatoes to roast last night, and mixed sprouts, brocc, tomatoes,onions and roasted them at the same time with fresh Rosemary from my plant indoors. Really really good.
    So, Bravo, finish it all up. Soup and sewing LOL.
    Hugs to Maisie,
    Joanna xxxx

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      1. Hi Joanna, the knitting design is a simple k3P3 giving me squares. It’s the colour changes that make the project interesting. I figured keeping it simple would do for me this time. Thanks for popping is again x

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    1. Hi Monica, it’s lovely to hear from you. Thank you for your very kind words about my quilting. I really look forward to completing this quilt. Thanks for popping in today x

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  3. Your Dresden Town quilt looks even more stunning with the quilting done. Great work in one day & your knitting is such a pretty colourway & should be cosy for winter wear. You’re always so busy, it takes my breath away. Thanks for update, take care & huggles.

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  4. WOW – This is a happy cheery little town! I’ve been absent a bit and missed seeing some of your posts and photos. My breath was taken away when I saw the photos. Thanks for explaining your quilting efforts on the long arm. I am learning so much from you. I think I am going to practice some “double e’s”. 🙂 You are right about the scraps…they seem to multiply! (My friends give me zipper bags full of scraps. They know I will use them, but sometimes I groan! )

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    1. Hi Mary, I think you’ll have fun stitching out Double E’s. Put your own spin on it and just create a whole lot of fun. After cutting a slew of scraps up for binding I’m still left with a whole load. I’ll have to think up another project to make a dent in that box of scraps. Thanks for popping in today x

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  5. I really like the quilting you have done. The background stitching fits well with the whimsical feel of the houses and definitely makes them ‘pop’. One day I will catch up with reading blog posts – I feel I am several steps behind on this story among many others…:-D

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