Wednesday, May 23, 2012

WIP Wednesday

I am not very good at this blogging thing but I am hoping that maybe posting things I am working on will help me get more things done, even if it just posting for myself ;)

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The rows of the sparkle punch quilt I will hopefully get sewn together tonight and then maybe I can baste it tomorrow. It remains to be seen how ambitious I am. I promised myself I would get sparkle punch pieced before I start school again on Tuesday. Looks like I will meet my goal although if I didn't admire so many other quilts online it could have been put together way before now.

The Ziploc has some Ruby by Bonnie and Camille block in it that I think I will hold off on for now. The cut pieces are for a swoon quilt that I will probably hold off on until I get sparkle punch, and another quilt sandwich that isn't pictured, quilted.

Eek I am nervous but I am linking up.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Dear Annie

I decided to name my singer 15-91, Annie. We had a slight tiff a few week ago and I started sewing on my Janome, it wasn't the same. For anyone who knows how to sew the reason for the tiff was entirely my fault. A needle broke. Instead of doing the right/logical thing and re-threading the entire machine, I just put a new needle in. That needle broke and I was annoyed. So I took out my Janome and the height was all wrong(because I am short and it's not in a cabinet), the stitches weren't the same. Please don't take this post as me insulting Janome because they are wonderful, wonderful machines I just like the low fuss and lower height of my singer.

What really won my heart and made her my favorite all over again is my urge to free motion. I never tried it on Annie but I knew getting the tension right for the Janome was a pain and required another bobbin case or adjusting the bobbin tension. I did not want to adjust the bobbin tension or spend money so I decided to just try it with Annie. All I would waste is a little thread, scrap batting, and cheap fabric. Guess what!?! The stitch was darn near perfect with no adjustments. Now Annie is a speed demon and I really need to get a modern foot that will keep her from going from 0 to 60 with nothing in between but I can deal with it if she keeps me from wanting to kill the sewing machine tension Gods.

Now if I could only finish something it would be amazing.