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Monday, 26 October 2009

Getting the hang of it, I think!

The title of this post could refer to lots of things. Not sure if Mr 9 is getting the hang of drumming (Slightly unconventional stick holding!) but he is passing on his wisdom to grandson nevertheless. (You can see grandson's sweet face in the bottom right hand corner of the photo.) When Mr 9 finishes bashing away, grandson takes over. (Usually with a more conventional style of stick holding!)

These are some of the nine patches I have been working on. I was thinking that I must be getting the hang of blogging again, but realised that's not strictly true because I am still taking photos in the middle of the night! These are for a swap. I will send mine off and get the same number back, but they will all be different and viola! A scrap quilt! (I think that's how it works!)

This is the quilt I have been practicing my free motion quilting on. It's not a big quilt, but I am only halfway through it! Kellie must be a very good concentrator. It seems to take much more concentration than I have energy for! I really do love the result though. I love quilts that are heavily quilted and this one just feels lovely. My stitch length is dreadful, but I'm sure that will improve with practice! Mr 9 was touching the quilt today and said that it felt really good. "Now I see why you sit there for so long sewing and pulling all those faces." Yes, apparently I am an animated quilter! So much so that my Bradley had to take a video yesterday of my facial expressions for the Paton family video vault! Oh well, if I can't entertain my posterity what's the point? So, what will I be sewing tomorrow? Finishing off the nine patches, some more quilting practice, and maybe playing with some split nine patches too. Maybe I'll even remember to take photos in the daylight! Maybe.


Mary said...

Oooooh the drums...we have a set of those too. The store should have a parental warning label on them. :O) I love your quilting - it looks great.

Lorraine said...

Hey from where I am sitting your stitch length looks fine....that quilting is looking great! well done....you must be pleased with it (and yourself)....hope you get so sew all week....!

Chookyblue...... said...

hope you have some ear plugs for the drums........lol..........nice nine patches........
the quilting is looking ok..........I need to have a bit more of a go..........

Levin (and Emily) said...

from where i am sitting the free motion quilting looks fantastic. and i agree with you that the heavy quilting look great.

they must be very, very loud - but when they are played properly they sound great, and everyone has to start somewhere.

Dawn said...

Wow that quilting looks fabulous... you have done a great job..stitch length looks fine....Happy Nine Patching this week.
Hugs Dawn x x x

Copper Patch said...

Your quilting looks great. I can't imagine the faces I must pull when I'm stitching. I know my language is pretty blue sometimes so there must be some odds looks to match. I guess it's all part of the fun :)

Sarah said...

Gosh you keep busy - rolling out these georgeous works!