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Thursday, 28 April 2016

My latest toy and miniature quilt update

I love visiting family but it is nice to get home and back to your own bed. It also means that I can pick up on my stitching and quilting. Even though I take a small project with me when I'm away from home, I find that I rarely have time to take it out and do any work on it. I know that this will happen but I take something anyway as I like to know that I have something with me, in case I have some free time.

For ages, I wanted some way of being able to look at my charts when stitching rather than having to keep lifting them up and down from the cushion beside me. I read that some stitchers found a music stand helpful so when I saw one for sale in a charity shop, I bought it to try it out.
I'm so glad I did. It is easy to read my chart without having to put my stitching down. I wish I had got one sooner. I like that it doesn't take up much space and I am able to adjust the angle of the lectern that holds the chart.

My music stand for holding charts and diagrams

This photo of my miniature hexagon quilt is a little out of date as I have now started to stitch the rows together. I'm looking forward to getting to the quilting stage. There are errors in that each hexagon is not exactly the same size but I have learnt lessons from this project that will be helpful in future projects. It is very soothing stitching this by hand.

Design: Josette found in Magic Patch hors serie, no. 91,
'15 quilts miniatures'
Fabric: Moda charm pack 'Icicle Kisses'


4 comments:

  1. Such a music stand is a real good idea as I know the problem myself. I could stitch much faster if I didn't have to lift the chart each time for looking at the design.
    Your mini quilt will be gorgeous. Now I have to look for that Magic Patch magazine, lol.

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  2. I've seen other stitchers use a music stand, too--great idea, Mary! Your quilt is so pretty--love the colors you chose!

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  3. Such a pretty quilt Mary! The music stand is a good idea

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  4. Great idea with the music stand.
    Your hexi's look lovely

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