Today Paula and I went over to 'Hannah's Room' in Coalville. It only took us about 20 minutes and was easy to find on the main street. The shop is owned by Roxana, who is enthusiastic and inspirational. there is a good range of fabrics, and the prices are very reasonable - a bonus in these days of recession! We always like to support local quilt shops, but our main reason for today's visit was that Roxana had organised a Project Linus sewing day!
Paula and I were particularly keen to layer up a few tops ready for quilting, and Roxana was so concerned to see us tacking the layers together that she gave us a can of 505 spray and gave us a lesson on how to glue baste quilts. Despite my past reservations, I have to admit, I'm converted! We layered 5 quilts in the morning (and had plenty of chatting and biscuit-eating time) which was an excellent result!
Add to that Roxana's offer to quilt 4 of the quilts and it was a result!
At home, I've been quilting something of my own. This fat quarter quilt is now ready to bind. I quilted it in the ditch and then did some free motion circle and squiggle motifs in the centre of each block.
Here's a close up.
The circle fits nicely in the centre square and the squiggles in the first frame.
It's a good way of holding the layers together! Now to cut some binding.