Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Pretty in Purple...

I picked up my sewing machine on Tuesday morning and she said it really needed a cleaning as there was lint everywhere.... even on the computer board. Yikes - must use the pipe cleaner to get things out from now on instead of a q-tip! A great tip from her.

I put my Viking Quilt Designer to work today and finally got to cut into the Vicki Welch purple fabrics to make up my blocks.

Carrie Nation and Broken Sugar Bowl were the two sampler blocks from Angela this month. I am happy to say they are completed and I'll cut up the 24 purple 2.5 inch blocks this afternoon and be all caught up on the sampler. I still have a pile of purple that might get pressed and cut into usable parts as well.

I cut a slew (48 I think) of 2 inch purple butterfly fabrics from the floor of purple scraps for my next round of the small trip around the world block. I had a yellow as the next round but think I want a purple in between the dark green and the light yellow. I'll mark my stitch lines Thursday morning at bowling on those. Nice to have something all prepped to work on while I wait to bowl and am chatting with the ladies.

Edited: I got the purple round completed! Time to start on the yellow round 12 next.

We had taco's Thursday night and I pulled out the veggie platter container to hold the different parts. It made a great container to store all the parts so everyone could make their own taco's or salads. The lettuce and cilantro were from my front garden buckets! So nice to have fresh salad fixings.



I'll link this post up Saturday morning with the RSC Challenge. Hopefully I'll have tamed the pile of scraps into usable strips and parts by then.





10 comments:

  1. I haven't worked on my tatw in over a week. Too much playing outside but it is that time of year. Pretty much have my garden planted so maybe I can focus on sewing again. I sew on a Viking Quilt designer also.................love my machine.

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  2. You are really good at choosing your colours!

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  3. Sigh! such a lovely TAW--I just started a purple one with 2.5" squares--just had enough (squeaked out really!!) purple to do one. I am loving your VW ones--can't wait to get mine!! hugs--have a wonderful weekend Julierose

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  4. Beautiful sampler blocks. How many rounds are you making in the trip around the world block?

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  5. The Vicki Welsh fabrics made up into lovely blocks!

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  6. Wonderful work. I really like your sampler blocks.

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  7. TATW is coming together beautifully. Great purple blocks. Happy to hear your Viking is back!

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  8. Hah! I had problems with my machine in Jan and they told me the same thing- too much lint (and I had thought I cleaned it out before I took it in and could have stuffed a pillow with that). I hope to have lettuce to eat from the garden soon too. Oh, and your tatw is impressive.

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  9. A pipe cleaner sounds like the perfect way to keep the lint away. What a great idea. Love your purple blocks.

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