I put the finishing touches to my Garden Blooms lap quilt this week. I started it for Sarah nearly 2 years ago and it has taken rather a long time. It is based on the “Garden Blooms” pattern by Piece O Cake designers that was featured in APQ Feb 06 issue. I have hand appliqued and hand quilted it, which is why it has taken so long. Since I started blogging, I don’t seem to spend as much time in front of the TV hand sewing as I used to. In order to speed it up, I free motion quilted the two outer panels. I conquered my fear of FMQ and am sure with more practice I will have better stipples – being a perfectionist didn’t help but I could only unpick it so many times ! The main thing is that Sarah is happy with it. However as the weather is finally warming up, it may be a while before she needs an extra throw at night.
Unfortunately my Pfaff is overdue for a service. Part of the machine fell off over the weekend and is now taped together with masking tape. I rang my local service centre and it is going to be four weeks before they can look at it. Hopefully it will keep chugging away until then – I think I would get withdrawal symptoms if I couldn’t sew for weeks. Especially as I am working on this secret project.
It was my Mum’s birthday last week and I added some baked goodies to her birthday package. I made up a batch of custard shortbreads – her favourite!
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