Sunday, March 28, 2010

All fixed and Summer Breeze is finished!

Boy, Oh, Boy!!!
It took a lot to get my Kenmore fixed. Evidently it was a broken housing in the bobbin area and few other tweaks that needed to be done. But she is running like a champ now.
I have noticed my tension is not good when fmq so after looking through Clotilde magazine, I found this little gizmo and made my own. I need to make another to fit tighter but it works. It is called the Wonder Thread Guide. The little Kenmore I had on loan had one already on it so Im not sure why mine does not. It could sure use it.

I also noticed a lot of talk on gloves while fmq. I use scrub gloves. They work great and are inexpensive. It is also what I had on hand. I could not use my gardening gloves, they are so dirty. I may have a mismatched pair though.

On to the finished product......
See the swirls in the fmq? The breezy wind in Summer's Breeze.


Sunday, March 14, 2010

Jelly Roll Sampler Block 1

Here is the 1st block from Moose on the Porch's Jelly Roll Sampler

3/1/10  The next block will be posted tomorrow 3/15/10.

Can't Wait!


Saturday, March 13, 2010

Pinwheel Party Blocks 1 and 2

Pinwheel Party Blocks from Twiddletails....   
Here is my first block

and here is the second.

I think Im going to put this quilt when finished in my bedroom.  The colors work really well with what I have in there now.  The light blue looks a bit better in person...  it doesnt blend in at all.


Thursday, March 11, 2010

Sunny Lanes Night 2

What a great night!!!  I think Regina and I both needed a few hours of sewing from the week we have had.... "Sewing Mends All".
Ok....  tonight was Half Square Triangles.  Our job in between week 1 to week 2 is to prepare and finish for our Wednesday night sewing. Week 1 was 4 patches. We had to sew up one side and down the other, then cut, then iron. (I still have some ironing to do.)
Week 2 we had to prepare the hst. Draw line down center and match up light and dark square. We even got to cut last night. So now it is back to ironing.

Regina'sblock                                                                  My block

Next week we are to sew a two block unit together. I have 30 sunny lane blocks so I will sew 180 of unit one which is dark to dark as on the bottom right of my block above and 60 dark (4patch square to light half triangle) units.

It's coming along nicely.


ps. Regina started the night with a little present. First, we both love orange. Second, I love thimbles. Isn't it cute.  Love it. Thanks Regina......<3