I have gotten some sewing done this summer. I couple of weeks ago I followed the 12 days of Christmas blogs at Confessions of a Fabric Addict. Amy at Swimming in a Sea of Estrogen posted about these Microwave Bowl Coozies. I have made a few so far 10 have already gone out the door and I have these to go. Eight more done. I have made them in both sizes.
I am not getting to much done these days. I loaded the string quilt up on the frame to get to quilting, but had some real issues with the Juki, I finally just took it to the shop. They say it is showing signs of wear, still skipping stitches. While I was there I played with the Babylock Coronet, nice machine 16 inch throat, stitch regulator, sits on a smaller frame. Then I asked how much $$ about 6000 which isn't bad just can't do it right now. Been looking around on the internet to find another midarm machine can't decide if that is really what I want need.
if I get another mid arm I would upgrade the carriage another 150.00, stitch regulator 499.00 and then the cost of a machine so around 2000.00. I will wait on making this decision for the moment.
In the meantime I started two new projects, the first one is this
I had purchased grunge 2 1/2 mini pack added some dark navy blue, and thought about the stars. I think I like the gray wonky stars better than the white/black ones.
This is the other one.
this month at the LQS they had a clear out sale and on the table were a bunch of scraps you filled a quart size bag for 6 dollars, i scooped up all the Batiks I could find, this only represents about 1/4 of the bag. I separated by value and choose the Curvy Log Cabin for these brights. I am lucky if I get ten minutes a day in the sewing room during the summer.
I have seen lots of amazing quilts over the past couple of weeks on the Linky Parties.
Happy Mother's Day Everyone, either human or the furry kind. Once a month a LQS does a thing they call "Lil' This Lil' That" they showcase patterns, books, wool kits, and more. They allow time for show and tell, and some of these ladies are amazing at what they do. I don't get there every month but I made it yesterday. I came home with a Moda scrap bag of Larkspur, ran some errands and came home and decided to do a string quilt with the scraps.
It's our State Employee Charitable Campaign time of year I am thinking donating this. I have 25 6 1/2inch blocks I am adding that tan sashing with a white corner stone. that last one i will replace- its too off center, I wasnt going for perfect alignment but that is to different and to obvious. I am linking up with OH Scrap and since I am in a strip making mood will be sending some orange and red blocks her way.
My oldest sister has three girls and when they were young she made them clothes, she also made curtains for her home and Halloween costumes. She never did the quilting thing though. She used to work at Joann's Fabric. About two weeks ago she was getting rid of fabric, so I took it all.
tons of novelty- I can not possibly use all this fabric if you see something you like leave me a comment.
Then I went to my mother in laws and she had fabric she didn't want anymore, are you still with me? AND THIS. are u kidding me???
I finally got back to sewing this past Saturday, I am working on the borders for the Migrating North Quilt. see the original post here
I had decided to do Delectable Mountains, I was doing fine until I was informed that they upgraded to a KING. So I had been winging it on the design from the beginning, I will need to add more strip borders to add more width . I want the mountains to be on the sides not on the top. I will have to go to my son's house and place it on his bed and see how much more fabric I will need to add. I have never made a KING size before and I would like to see it on the bed to get a visual of where the design falls. My length is good to go.