I am especially chirpy this evening as I survived a very intense time at work last week with a two-day Ofsted inspection. Needless to say, I had a lot of late nights and early mornings and I am just about beginning to feel OK after also doing a Saturday session with my GSCE art class to get ready for their exam this Thursday and Friday! Phew..... onto some sewing news.
On the 8th March, the lovely Jenny Haynes ran her 'Finish that Quilt' workshop at the Village Haberdashery and I took along my River Quilt in Marimekko fabric to continue the quilting. I spent the first hour of the session drawing out the lines I wanted to quilt on the grey Essex linen. I tested the washable pen on a scrap piece of fabric and it luckily disappeared very quickly with a damp cloth.
You can see a before and after washing shot below. I have also included some examples of my hand-stitching and how the quilting lines look on the improvisation quilt at the back.
I aim to bind the quilt at the next 'Finish that Quilt' session in April and then take it slowly with the remainder of the hand-stitching and embroidery dispersed through the 'river' of the patchworked design.
How has your Monday been? I hope it was a good one!