Friday, June 26, 2015

"Me Time" sewing today

 I have been busy quilting for customers lately, but today, as I am not feeling 100% (sore throat and temperature) I decided to do some sewing for me.

2 nights ago, I tided up one shelf (in my built in wardrobe) in my sewing room and came across 2 kits I have completely forgotten about.
Both kits were bought at Polar Fabrics, near my friend's place in USA.  I bought heaps there that day, as it was warm, cosy & welcoming in the shop and inches of snow on the ground and still snowing with a strongish breeze outside.

 I kept the 2 kits out, as I knew they would be forgotten again if I put them back on the shelf.
It was a pleasure to "play" today.  I actually followed the cutting instructions to the letter (I usually add more to make things bigger) and the pieces just fell into place.
 I had some scraps of wadding (as you do) and the backing plus binding came in the kit.

I have learnt from experience, that even though there are hundreds of stitching patterns on the quilting machine, the "meander" stitch suits place-mats the best.
 I have not decided what I am going to do with it...
sell it, send it in one of the swaps I am in or even keep it for myself.

While I was playing sewing today, 2 large quilts arrived from customers, plus I had one here I should have quilted instead of making this place-mat.

Even though I LOVE quilting for customers (after all these years of work, I am eventually LOVING the work I now do (quilting for others)...
..... one has to have "me time" every now and again.

Until next post...


  1. It's nice to play "just because" sometimes. It has turned out beautifully.

  2. Jewells that's really sweet and come on tell us did you only have 2 kits in the cupboard?