Friday, April 13, 2012

Tortoise Speed!

That's how my blogging is going - nice to be back for a little chat! It is a beautiful day here and it has been a lovely week. I had fifteen of us for Easter Lunch on Saturday - lots of help so that was nice. Then Tuesday I had Girlfriends! for lunch and that was lovely - LPG yesterday, then taking Mum to doctor for checkup this arv.
I have made a start on my Zakka Bag - lovely linen background and now I am big-stitch quilting the front - it is quite nice to work on the linen. I have used an iron-on pellon as backing and Frixion pen to mark - this will press out with a warm iron.
I cut out my squares, lined them up accurately, gave them each with a little squirt of spray starch and then cut four at a time diagonally, a nice little time saver!
Hoping to make a start on a Stepping Stones Quilt over the weekend having gleaned inspiration from Rita of Red Pepper Quilts and Malka of Fresh Lemons Quilts. See, I have drawn up a trial block including my anticipated quilting lines, so I'm ready to go!


Have a nice weekend!

8 Lovely People said ...:

Grethe said...

Always lots of inspiration when I read you blog!
Looking forward to seeing your Zakka Bag finished :-)

Annie said...

Love the look of the Zakka Bag Lurline.....very interesting. I love big quilting stitches!

Kate quilts... said...

Love the zakka bag, and love the pretties at the bottom too. I agree with Annie, always inspiration on your blog. :)

Margaret said...

Oh fun! Love the Zakka bag. And interesting about the spray starch -- good tip to know!

em's scrapbag said...

Your bag is going to be fabulous. Love the big stitching.

Bev C said...

Hello Lurline,

Oh your bag will be beautiful. Love the little bag that the threads are in in the first photo.

Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

JCnNC said...

The Zakka bag will be wonderful my friend...
now to go and find out what it is. LoL I really like your colors. Judy C

Jen said...

The Zakka bag looks a nice project pretty fabrics and big quilting stitches its going to be beautiful.