Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Over-the-top quilting!

I'm still stitching along with my #100days100blocks project on Instagram. Instagram is the only place that this challenge is taking place. Check it out if you have a few minutes....lots of beautiful fabrics being used!

Here are my blocks for the last two weeks...

For the next while I will be hiding in my studio as I stitch away at my FlowerGarden quilt on the longarm. I'm just having a little break now as my eyes were starting to cross. 

The method of quilting I am trying is inspired by classes I took last year with Judi Madsen.  I've known since then that I wanted to try her method of quilting on this quilt. I have to say, it's turning out to be quite difficult...but there's no turning back now!

Here is a sneak peak...

On a more personal note, I'm quite proud and surprised at myself this week. 

A couple of weeks ago, a friend suggested I join the local Learn to Run programme. My first reaction was to scoff and come up with many reasons (excuses) why this wouldn't be for me. 

To cut to the chase, last night I attended my first class! I was scared but excited at the same time. For the first couple of weeks it is brisk walking....which is fine by me! 

We walked along at a brisk pace for 4.5 kilometres...which is huge for me. 

I was so proud of doing something so out of my comfort zone that I cried all the way home!

I guess the biggest surprise for me is the fact that a year ago I was experiencing a lot of pain in my body. So much so that I was very close to asking my Dr for a handicapped parking pass. What a difference a year makes!

I am linking up with Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Bee Social.

1 comment:

  1. What lovely colors on your quilt. Your quilting looks wonderful, too - the straight lines are so straight. I think your quilted frames will set the flowers off beautifully.