Wednesday, October 15, 2014

October 15, 2014

I am continuing to work on my applique quilt from P3 Designs 2014 BOM.  This is a very wrinkled picture of it as I am doing the embellishments by machine.  I have 3 of the final borders completed and plan to start the 4th final border later today.  We will be doing some traveling this week so I will be able to work on it in the car.

Here is a picture of a few of my Dear Jane blocks.  These fabrics are totally out of my comfort zone but I found a package of fat quarters that just yelled "Dear Jane" at me.  I have enlarged the 4 1/2 inch blocks to 6 inches but now I am starting to wonder if that was a good idea.  I have almost 40 blocks completed but I do have enough fabric to start over again.  Have to spend some time thinking about that!

Still working on some stash busting, making a few charity quilts, but the stash seems to multiply itself.

I found a lightweight sewing machine, reasonably priced, so I can once again bring a machine to our guild meetings.  We generally work on a block that can be used in a charity quilt and I was feeling badly that I wasn't bringing a heavy machine due to my back problems.  The new machine weighs just 13 pounds and seems to stitch very nicely.  I will spend some time with it tomorrow to get used to its features.

I hope everyone has a great week.  I will not be able to post for the next couple of weeks.