This has been one of those weeks when I have little or nothing to show you but all weeks can't be blistering and that's ok. It didn't stop it being exciting though.
Know what I did today?
Layered circles! I can hear you all saying 'and about time too'. I went to layer it on Saturday thinking I would have it at least part quilted for today, but disaster, my wadding was too small. I had to order some more but my usual supplier was out of stock. In came Amazon, I got a great price, same as my usual supplier but I added some Bosal and got free delivery, I was well pleased. Now that I have hard flooring on my lounge floor i'm finding it difficult to layer my quilts there, I tried sticking it down with masking tape but it just kept coming off so in the end I did it on my bedroom floor so I could stick pins into the carpet. I used 505 spray again, although I still haven't made my mind up about it yet. How do you layer your quilts?
On Saturday when I couldn't layer circles I ended up on the sofa watching Outlander (Jamie Frazer, be still my beating heart) and hand stitching my binding on....
three of my mug rugs. I had already machined it on to be honest so it literally was just hand stitching. But its three down.....
five to go. Don't ask!
By the way you know how I had problems with my card reader, then they sent me a code for another one as a replacement? I used it last week, fine, used it this week, didn't work and got hot, same as the first one. It is now in the bin, I'm not even going to bother contacting them again but I did give it a one star review on Amazon. One is one of those things that happen with mass produced items two, no way.
Only thing is as I think I have already told you I've been having problems getting pics off my iPad, it kept crashing constantly. It's a few years old now and has been well used, I even deleted most of my apps as they kept crashing, including Bloglovin, which has been causing me no end of problems. But Monday was my birthday and my lovely husband bought me A NEW ONE!!! I wasn't expecting it, we don't usually buy such big gifts but I am so happy, and that's how I took todays pics.
That's not all I've been sewing though, I also started
My cushion tops, layered and part quilted. They would have been done but Hubby was waiting to take me out for my birthday so I didn't get them finished. See the roll of graph paper? I'm not telling you what it's for, no way! It's my secret project for the Christmas in July blog hop and that's all I'm saying.
I also wanted to show you...
My mini from Jennifer at The Inquiring Quilter. Jennifer is a pattern designer and she designed this specially for me, isn't it beautiful? She even used some grunge, one of my favourite fabrics. By the way it is sticking to my design wall on it's own, no pins or anything, just in case you were wondering how good the flannel design wall fabric is. Jennifer also sent.......
This little lot. Four lots of fabric plus the Bee Inspired fabric, same name as Bee Inspired, the quilting bee some of us from the 2016 New Quilt Bloggers started, isn't that wonderful? Only I can't use the black one. Jennifer forgot and totally understands why. I am just so terrified of bees and wasps. I can't even use the fabric and if I turn the page in a magazine and see one I have to put the magazine away from me. i used to be very embarrassed about my reaction but now I have accepted it and don't try to hide it anymore. Did you notice the two quilt patterns? They are Jennifer's own patterns available in her shop. I have to make Water Vortex, it's lovely.
I haven't even asked you your opinion on quilting circles.
Here it is again, I was thinking of quilting around the circles and diamonds and then doing a meander in the background, but what about the circles? They are too big to leave unquilted, any thoughts? I already decided not to do concentric circles, I have to do those with my walking foot and it would be too much turning with all the bulk. it has to be fairly simple mind, remember my FMQ skills are very limited.
Oh I do have another piece of good news, I know, I can hardly believe so many good things can happen to me in a week either! This week my improv quilt back I showed you last week has been featured by Susan from Quilt Fabrication on Midweek Makers! I am so surprised and so honoured, I even get to change to the I've been featured button, have a look, it's on my sidebar.
I was going to show you.......... well, this post is long enough, so I will show you next time.
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