Monday, January 16, 2017

Monday.....

Sunday was a day of puttering in the sewing room. I dumped out the smallest bin of scraps and sorted them. I am now very afraid to dump the 3 huge bins.... it took so long to sort that little one! How did I fit that many scraps into one little bin?


I got my spring blossoms sewn together. I found 9 of these diamonds so decided to sew them all together.

I also cut and sewed a bunch more of the Thangles Series #4. I have 2 left to make... and one to fix. I don't know how I missed that I forgot to reverse one of the colors so will need to pick that one out and resew it. These finish at 8 inches... and I have no clue how they are going to go together. Either way it is going to be a very small quilt!

I also got my quilters scrapbook pressed, pinned and started quilting the blocks. That is a big quilt to pull through my little sewing machine area. I think I know why my back hurt last night!

I hope to add some time to the quilting on this each day this week. I have outlined 6 of the blocks so far but there is lots left to quilt.


5 comments:

  1. The best way to quilt a large quilt on a domestic machine is to do a little every day... it's a good workout and it's also exhausting!

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  2. Isn't it amazing how those little scraps just seem to multiply?!! When I quilt a large quilt, I lift parts of it - I think the drag is the hardest part. I use a photography backdrop frame and bungee cords. It's really made a difference. Some people hang bungee cords from the ceiling. The other amazing thing I heard and it works is that when you have too much fabric under the machine where your right hand should be, just push the fabric forward and clear a spot for your hand. It is so much easier to quilt with your right hand flat. ~Jeanne

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  3. oh yes I know that story. They must breathe in when released from the box.

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  4. Oh those scraps multiply if left unattended. Three more bins? Yikes! Lovely blocks in progress and kudos to you to tackle such a big quilt.

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  5. Nice blocks and quilt. I see you have a Designer 1. I love mine. I purchased the embroidery unit but only used it about 30 hours. Now I am selling it and all the digitized patterns since I never use it. Do you use yours?

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