Serendipity is one of my favourite words. It means, ‘the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way’, and I particularly love it when I get crafting serendipity.
This happens a lot as I am always finding great things on blogs or fabric that goes really well with intended projects which was what happened at Simply Solids on Saturday.
Last month’s Stichery Club by Jenny of Elefantz included this cute design, picture from Jenny’s website. I have already used the little birds on my Happy Happy block but want to make the whole thing as well at some point.
So I was very pleased to see this fabric on the shelves at Simply Solids.
They had lots of different colours but I thought this was very pretty. I can use the centre of the flower for the main design and the rest for the surrounding fabric. I think it will make a cute bag.
There was also a great machine quilting resource mentioned at the course, Leah Day and when I got home and found her website I realised that I had come across her before.
Her Free Motion Quilting Project has shared 365 designs for quilting and they are all in the gallery here. Each design also has a video showing you how to do it, an incredibly generous resource.
I have added her book to my Amazon wish list as think that would be a very useful addition to my quilting library.
She also has two other books that just have the beginner and intermediate designs in them so think I might start with those. You never know though after my recent success I could become a machine quilting genius after all!
I have also just ordered this PDF pattern from Acorn Quilt and Gift Company , it is one I found from a link from Jenny’s website I think and I have wanted it for ages but was not sure what I would do with it.
A friend from knitting group has just had a baby girl and I think that one of these designs would make a gorgeous baby card so am planning to stitch that in Spain as well.
It is so cute and I love the quilted border as well. There is also a fully appliqued version as well which is just as lovely.
Look at this little dress, and the quilting around it. One day maybe!
Am fast approaching project wish overload as there are so many things that I want to do. I take comfort from the fact that the end of the teaching year is only a couple of months away and that means getting home at a reasonable time and in the light so my productivity always increases then.
And the fact that I am using this blog partly as a retirement resource for me as well for the time when I can devote all day everyday to crafting!!
Meanwhile hope that you all have a lovely next couple of weeks, I am very lucky and will be doing lots of resting and crafting so I hope that you have fun and will see you all soon.
Thanks for visiting.
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I can see the project wish list stacking up – I wish you many years of happy stitching on them!