Hope you have had a busy and productive week. I have, I've been quilting the Grandmother's fan quilt.
I decided not to add the Dresden plates around the edge and just to leave it plain,. I'll jazz it up with some quilting.
There is a reason for this and I'll tell you at the end of the post.
Looking ok so far......
Freehand flowers in the border, I will fill in the background to make the flowers pop. I'm using a Guterman Sulky variegated thread for the flowers and the wadding I'm using is one layer of Hobbs Heirloom 80/20.
I'd really like to get this finished next week if my shoulders are up to it.
Maybe you are wondering why I am not quilting this on my new Gracie frame? Well, I can let you into a secret, I have been asked by Grosvenor Shows if I would like to have a display of my work next year..
They need 15 - 20 pieces and they will travel to 4 different venues in the UK from January to April next year.
I said yes and now I am sooooo excited and just a little bit freaked out! I am just a little short of what I would like to put in, so I am working really hard to put on a good display. I am not practiced enough on my frame yet so this is why I am still quilting on my domestic machine.
Once I get through the autumn, I will have time to spend on my frame. In the meantime it is sitting there and I admit it is a little frustrating because I want to use it so badly. I will get there eventually though.
I'm off to do some sewing now.
Enjoy your weekend.