Well I had this great idea that every day this week I’d do a bit of quilting on my red letter day quilt! But I didn’t factor in a dentist trip across town, a boy with a fever and perforated eardrum, getting everyone back to school, preschool excursion, a daddy working away and just having one of those busy weeks! So I’ve made zero progress with my quilt which is staring at me every time I walk past my craft room.
I also learnt a valuable lesson. I learnt from Kellie to use Ansell gloves or gloves with a good grip for free motion quilting. Somehow I couldn’t find one after unpacking my sewing room – it’s in there. Somewhere. So I went up to Bunnings and picked up some pink gloves from the gardening section for $12 a pair. Thought I’d get 2 pairs just in case as they seemed good. And they were pink. Wrong. Don’t buy pink quilting gloves if you have girls. They keep getting pinched out of my room. I even hid them and came home later in the day to find them in the playroom. Pink gloves are fun especially when they are bigger than your hands.
Anyway, I’ll make my next pair are a really boring colour because can I just say that for 2 years I used black and grey gloves and they never ever went missing!!!!!!!! And if you’re interested in quilting your own quilts I just free motion mine with some simple stippling. I wrote two blog posts on it here and here if you’re after a bit of information on how I do it. I also find Crazy Mom Quilts super helpful in the quilting department.