First of all, thanks to everyone who took the trouble to comment on my last post - it was just the encouragement I needed to start the week!
I finished up my Mouthy Stitches tote without further adjustments and made a couple of key fobs in double quick time. Will keep those pics to myself until I send off the package.
My unpicked baby quilt class sample was re-jigged and pieced, and today I added the applique - it looks so much better, didn't stop to photograph it today but I will soon, I promise. I also got the backing prepped.
Did I mention the sun was splitting the skies all day yesterday, and today! It fairly helps the mood and the motivation.
I got going on the second part of my Velocity Strippy and quilted it thoroughly - thank goodness those Aurifil spools hold 1300m. Today, I quilted 36 x 2m down the strips, and 63 x 44" across......that is a lot of thread!
While we are on the subject of sunshine, I thought you might like to see another class sample that I have been working on - I have quite a few ladies tackling curved piecing for the first time, on a NY Beauty block. As well as making a finished quilt I like to demo as I go so I made this along with the classes.
Sheila's Star. Instead of plotting it out in a square, I fixed some points on the solid circle. When you use Sheila's Star as a quilting pattern you always finish back where you started and for the NYB this meant I could then keep going with the quilting of the pieced arc. So the whole quilting design can be done in one continuous operation, although you are allowed to stop and breathe.
If you would like a copy of this quilting pattern you can download it HERE.