It’s fair to say it’s been some time, but I’m back at the sewing machine again. Before I start 2019 using my “List of Six” method when I roll the dice to see which one I will work on each week, I’ve decided to complete two long standing projects from my list which have been hanging around for ages. I’m starting with finishing the piecing on Horse Quilt No 2. No wonder this project seems to have been sitting around for ages – a quick check back on the blog reminded me it hasn't been touched since last August.
This quilt will be for our younger grand-daughter Megan, who just like her elder sister, is an avid horse woman and often goes away with the family to compete in horse events. I’m using a panel for the centre and left over nine patch blocks from Emma’s horse quilt – more of these needed of course but it was a good start. There was a bit of a mild panic trying to fit the nine patches around the panel, but with a little adjustment it all worked out.
Over the last day or two I’ve been stitching extra rows and making sashing strips, so I’m getting there. I like to pin everything securely before I stitch, so that slows me down. Not that I really mind, I’ve been pinning outside on the patio this morning, before it got too hot.
Gemma was curled up on a chair beside me. It was very pleasant sitting quietly, both of us enjoying the warm summer air, birds chirping away, and with a coffee to sip, what could be nicer.