Thursday, January 17, 2013

A rotary cutter day

   The machine is sick......we took it to the shop for a check up and repair.  No free motion quilting for a few days.   That means it will be a rotary cutter day and any stitching will be done on the Featherweight.
    I was just finishing up the mystery top when my machine began to surge and then slow down.  I managed to get all the blocks together.  I will be playing with the borders fabrics today and get them cut.  Yipee!  That means I have one finish, and one goal almost met for this month, and.....I get to start on something new!

  As much as I want to start on the heart wall hanging, I know I need to begin work on the guild challenge.  So to satisfy my urge  I prepped the pattern for the heart wall hanging.  The pdf was only page size, so I enlarged it to 225% and printed it out in 8 pages.  Lots of tape later, it is ready and waiting for me to pick fabrics and begin the tracing for fusing.
   I'll be clearing off  the cutting table and pulling fabrics for the challenge.  I'm not sharing the complete layout is subject to change, but I do have a plan of sorts.

  Don't forget to drop by Stitchin by the Lake for Let's Go Visiting tour.  A new list of blogs was posted yesterday.
  Lynne at Never to hot to stitch  is hosting the 2013 Year of the Finished Project.  And that includes any type of, quilt, knit, you name it.  She is making a big dent in her list.  Click over and check it out.
   The theme this week at Quilting Gallery  for the weekly Show and Tell is Challenge Quilts.   I am pulling out an older one to share.
   The Golden Quilters Awards for 2013 at Sewcalgal ....nominations are being accepted now.   Got a favorite book or  professional quilting teacher you want the world to know about, enter a nomination for them.
That's it for now....happy stitching.


Lynne said...

Ooo, thanks for the mention - I was quite surprised to see my blog there!

My machine is having tension problems but in the middle of the night I thought it might be a needle problem so, after I finish reading blogs and answering emails,I'm going to change the needle and clean the machine -- I hope it helps.

Have fun with your Featherweight -- I hope your machine gets home soon and is better than ever!

Barbara said...

Oh, I hate it when my machine is in the shop. I have a basic Janome I can use when the Bernina is in for repair, but I really hate it. It pulls the fabric to the side and makes it difficult to sew in a straight line. I always thought I was a rotten sewer until I got the Bernina.I looked up the wallhanging, but the pieces seemed too tiny for applique and embroidery didn't seem a good choice either. Increasing the size totally makes sense. Duh!

SewCalGal said...

My machine likes to go to the spa! While I try to keep her clean and oiled, I really hate it when she gets sick and has to go to the hospital. So, I indulge her in spa treatments once a year.

Your heart quilt design looks amazing. I think your FMQ will look amazing on this project. And, I look forward to seeing it come together.


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