Friday, May 26, 2017

Free motion quilting baby quilt

Its been quiet here on the blog because I've had the most lovely visit from my daughter and 6 month old grandson, Ollie. Hubby had a quick visit before he left for Labrador and then it was the three of us. The weather was pretty good so we got outside in the yard, on the deck and went walking on the trail and through the park.
I let everything else go for the four days except making meals and spending time with them. I was a bit teary eyed when they left yesterday, so I threw myself into more cleaning and purging. This afternoon, I put the Stacked Squares baby quilt under the needle to free motion quilt. Most of the time I have my quilts done on a long arm. For the first time, though, I had to press all seams open and i thought I'd do it myself to keep the stitches and quilt pattern denser.
Im finding it a little painful on one forearm that has been troubling me. It's good that I can leave it and come back to it for little sessions. I can also  take little rests to breathe and watch the bird activity. We have a pair of swallows setting up nest in the house on the pole. Earlier we had chickadees.
Sometimes I find quotes that inspire me and like to save them in my journal. The pages where I cleaned off my brushes and brayer during my Gelli printing sessions are perfect for that. The figures on the right  look like trees but they're actually the outlined shape of dandelion leaves.
It's cold today, too cold for the garden, 9C, would you believe. Hopefully, itll warm up for the weekend. I hope you have a good one.


Verna G said...

He is a beautiful little boy! I can relate to the tears.

Mystic Quilter said...

Ollie looks such a happy wee boy, how nice that they were able to come and stay. I have been lax of late with catching up on blog posts so I may have missed one or two of yours, but it's good to see you're still keeping busy!

Anonymous said...

He's growing so fast. Love the baby quilt and your view.

Linda H said...

Ollie is a handsome little guy, growing quickly, as they do! I love that Stacked Squares quilt! Sweet!!