A TASTE OF HAND QUILTING

Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all been enjoying a fine spring day. We’ve supposedly seen the back end of Storm Gareth but the wind is still mighty strong. I stepped out into the garden this morning to pick the litter blown into my borders and that wind was soooo strong. When I finished my little litter picking session my garden was sparkling clean. My new garden waste bin is almost full and will be ready for collection next week.

I have done a little more sewing since I last posted. Every new quilting stitch, whether by hand or machine, brings me closer to a better life. So, working on my big bag and putting the finishing touches on it feels great. I used some of my very favourite background fabric and some funky bright fabric to piece this big bag.

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And of course, I added a bright half Dresden Plate to jazz it up and some bright side ties. All in all, it’s a pretty simple project but very useful for what I want to use it for. Can you guess what I’ll be using this bag for? No?

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I will be storing my hand quilting project in it while I’m not working on it …..

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This is a UFO from years ago. I came across it while I was searching for something else, quite a happy find. I have started the process by stabilising the centre block and its patches.

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I’m planning on giving it a simple quilting job. I am a great fan of geometric designs. So, I will be hand stitching nesting circles all over the centre block. I’m not sure how I will proceed with the rest of it yet. By the time I have finished quilting the centre I will probably know exactly what to do with the next section.

So, it’s been a good day in my little world. All little work and a little play make for a happy well lived life. We all have a different definition of a well lived life. My definition is to stay away from drama, be the best me that I can be and I keep my expectations at a reasonable level. I hope you all have a super cosy evening doing something you truly enjoy. Until next time,

Let’s all keep on stitching, it really does make life better.

Lucie x

2 thoughts on “A TASTE OF HAND QUILTING

  1. Morning Lucie,
    So good to see a photo taken outside, eh? phew….very nice bag, roomy, hits of color on the ends. Roomy is the word, take a stash to courses or coffee meetings with like minded people. Library books, lunches, gym clothes and shoes, good size.
    Cushion is nice too..those pointy sharp edges, reminds me of thistles. I like that sharp sharp point. So neatly done. Good in purples eh? with greens?
    Anyway, snow is slowly going and hope is around the corner.
    Good work, can’t wait to see it finished!
    Hugs to Maisie.xx

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    1. Hi Joanna, purple is a great colour. And purple and green is fab together. Perhaps that should be my next colour scheme. Maisie will be glad of the hug now that she’s had a haircut she’s feeling the cold. Thanks for popping in today xx

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