Lots of bits of stuff in the pipeline but not really a lot to show. Last weekend I made it my priority to get started ( ! ) on my Summer 4seasons quilt. The deadline is looming and because I made a mistake by using my partners least favourite colour on the original quilt I was back to square one. I have worked my socks off on this new one and I am nearly done. Just need to hand-quilt the borders and get binding. I am pleased with it but can't show pictures as I know the mystery lady reads my blog.
I have been working on a UFO too and will show pictures when it's done. I did get the baby quilt done and actually finished. Here it is - excuse the spotty sock !
This is for Jess's driving instructors first grandchild and the parents are fairly young so hopefully this will please them. More trendy than traditional colours - Jess approves.
A couple of weeks ago I was having tension issues with my machine. It has a setting for automatic tension but was not behaving well at all. I phoned my local sewing centre and it wasn't so much the price that put me off ( though it was quite a lot ) but the fact I would have to wait up to 3 weeks to get it back - gulp. I have a second machine which is great but I couldn't be without my Janome for that long. So armed with this article that I found on the net
a can of compressed air and a can of machine oil I had a fiddle with it. Don't know if it's more by accident than design but it is now sewing a treat. I am chuffed - lol !
I quilted the whole of the baby quilt without getting stressed by my threads breaking and no swearing at all. The stitches are great too. Perhaps I should set myself up a new career - lol !
Now it's a good job I'm not on a fabric diet this week. My lovely fat quarter bundle arrived from the states. I am SO in love with it you can't imagine. I have been stroking it and it has been sitting next to me all week. I don't know if I will ever undo the ribbon and actually use it - ever !! I took it to my quilting club and they were all so green with envy. I saved an absolute fortune on this. If I had bought it here in UK it would have probably cost me about 4 times as much.
Dh Jason had to go on a business course yesterday and when I dropped him off I realised that if I got on a different road on the way home I was only about 4 miles from my favourite fabric warehouse. Funny how that thought suddenly occurred to me - lol !
I know, I know but honestly it is so cheap it would be rude to leave it there. 11 metres for £18. You just can't go wrong. Just look at these cats -
I am sure there is something else I wanted to say but I can't remember and I've gone on for long enough anyway. It is cold and wet today so I have declared it a sewing day. Patrick finishes school tomorrow for 6 weeks so I'm going to do a little something for his teacher. Talk about last minute.
Have a good one xx