Wednesday 1 September 2021

Welcome to September

This year is rushing by and here we are on the 1st September. There is time to enjoy the last days of summer before we welcome in Autumn or Fall towards the end of the month. I decided to change my picture to one I took last September on a visit to Dartmoor. The day was perfect, sunny, warm but not too hot, not too many people and lots of heather and other moorland plants plus Dartmoor ponies. The perfect day for a long walk.

Today was a work day and I spent it in a series of online meetings. In the gaps between meetings I organised my diary to ensure I have time to fit in more sewing time during September. All work and no sewing is boring.

This last week I worked on the hare quilt. I started by stitching across the seams between the rows to help stabilise it. I had fun using some of the machine embroidery stitches.

The challenge was getting the middle of the stitch along the join line. I was also careful to get the middle of the little flower over the seam.

I did some straight line quilting on one of the red rows. I also did some zig zags to represent grass on the hare applique row.

I've outlined the appliques and I'm currently quilting flying bird outlines and clouds. I have also quilted a tree on one side. I hope to finish the quilting on the applique panel tomorrow. There is still a lot of quilting to do.

Tomorrow I have loads of meetings but once I finish for the day the sewing machine is replacing my computer on the table and I have a coat to make for a soft toy rabbit.

Take care


  1. Wow, you are doing a great job on the quilting & I can't wait to see it all finished. The year has disappeared in a way, which is weird when we've been stuck at home so much. I've just posted on my blog, the Bedding Plants QAL with Jo Avery in Scotland & had lots of fun doing it and only using scraps & bits from my stash due to all the lockdowns & not being able to go anywhere. Have fun making the wee coat. Take care & hugs.

  2. Here's hoping you get to visit the ponies this year, Lyndsey! Best of luck on finishing up that sweet quilt.

  3. It’s looking wonderful. I really like that decorative stitch you chose. I think I have that one on my machine. Now I’m going to check and see. It will be a good one for my vintage linens quilt.

  4. The baby quilt is coming along nicely with your machine quilting. Lovely photo of the ponies from your earlier walk. I remember how thrilled we were to see some New Forest ponies on our UK trip some years ago.