Saturday, November 18, 2006

Sunny Day


Today I was going to work on a tablerunner that I want to donate for a charity silient auction tomorrow but the sun is shining and I really want to get outside! The last couple of days have been cold, wet, and windy. I'm learning that when the sun shines here you need to quickly take advantage of it!

Also my machine is acting up. Not that I am the greatest at machine quilting - still like to do that part by hand or by mail! But I can't get the tension to stay correct. I run a test piece through and get it just the way I want it. I work on the tablerunner and after about 60 inches of quilting you can feel the little nubs from the underside thread. I may end up making bannana bread tossing it in a basket and giving them that instead (lots of single folks at this dinner so I'm told baked goods always sell well!)

The block in the photo is from the Totally Insane Quilt...block one. I haven't squared it off yet but it isn't as wonky as the photo looks! Anyway, this is one of the quilts on the list of "I have the fabric but haven't started" so I made one to see just how small those pieces were going to be! I am missing a lot of my reproduction fabric so need to rummage through a few more boxes in the garage before I can go too far with this project.

7 comments:

Screen Door said...

My machine is acting up too. I gave it a good cleaning and turned it off and did some hand sewing. I'm going to trying again tonite-- maybe it's the thread. I tried some new thread... I'm trying not to get aggravated-- life's too short... not enough quilting time....

Tazzie said...

I didn't realise until you said it was a Totally Insane block how little that star was. It's just lovely.
It's horrible when your machine acts up, I've been thru it recently with Bernie. I hope you are able to sort it out with little fuss.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Dawn said...

It looks wonderful! I am always so amazed at how small those pieces are in those blocks - it is INSANE!

Lois R. said...

Your block sure looks like a sunny day! Hope you got to enjoy the sun.

Totally Insane? I guess I better go google that. How small are the pieces?

Lucy said...

What a lovely block.. for a great quilt !!!!!!!!

Dianne said...

That's a gorgeous block...I don't know the Totally Insane quilt, so I'll have to go look it up.

Sorry you're having troubles with your machine. Sewing machines, like computers, have the ability sometimes to be totally cantankerous, making me feel like throwing them through the nearest (closed!) window...

Karen said...

Wonderful block; love the yellow.