I’m smitten……..

Yesterday I had my first lesson with Kate and I was so excited I couldn’t wait to get home and start sewing…….unfortunately I had to be patient and do the school pickup, gymnastics drop-off, Cross Country training and cook tea (all with two extra children tagging along) before gymnastics pick-up, watch this movie together as a family (a special treat that had already been promised)…….you get the picture but by 9pm my fingers were itching to start stitching!  (Needless to say it was a very late night!)

AND I’m in love with the quiet purr of the motor.

In love with bright white lighting.

In love with smooth stitching minus the tangles of my old machine.

And in LOVE LOVE LOVE with the knee lifter!

I found this half done quilt when I was cleaning up the sewing room last week. 

It’s actually the very first quilt I started in 2003 following my one night Rotary Cutting course and I was wondering why it wasn’t finished………..then I remembered that I’d just gotten started on it when I discovered this lady and was completely taken by her gorgeous first range, then the second, then the third…….and before I knew it this poor little quilt was buried under my ‘stash’.  But looking at what’s already done I’ve rekindled a desire to finish it and am ignoring the fact that I wasn’t quite so accurate at cutting and stitching back then and just going forward.  A night of stitching and all the blocks are finished so hopefully the top will be pieced together over the weekend.  The fabric is Luci’s Cottage by Blackbird Designs for Moda and the Pattern is Rosalie Quinlan’s Laura Bethany.

3 Responses to “I’m smitten……..”

  1. Bronwyn Says:

    It seems to be very ‘trendy’ to do 9-patch blocks at the moment -so this is the perfect time to bring out this UFO!

  2. Bronwyn Says:

    Oh, and what does a knee lifter do? (Apart from the obvious)

  3. Dale Says:

    I thought I recognised the fabric. Well done Jan I can’t wait to see all those UFO’s completed.

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