Monday, November 3, 2014

While My Machine Is Away

Last Wednesday my machine started acting funny.  I was almost done quilting a quilt for Fons and Porter when it stopped working all together.  What horrid timing.  I needed to have it to them by the first.  In a panic I called my trusty neighbor, Neil.  He used to work for Bernina, has engineered machines for Handi Quilter and is my go to when I need my machine serviced.  He was available and I ran my machine over.  Apparently the brushes in my motor are shot.  He is fixing it.  
I have many good neighbors who quilt so I was able to get the quilt finished and off to Fons and Porter.  So crisis solved.  But without a machine I've been squaring up already made blocks.  Aren't the trimmings pretty?
Making a pattern for a Joseph's Coat Quilt, which will probably only be a pillow.  Papers from the recycling bin taped together work well for this.  
Today, while I wait for my machine, I'm planning on cutting out and prepping the pieces. 
If I get that far, I'll be using my Featherweight to sew the blocks I squared up.
What are you up to today?
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7 comments:

  1. lovely trimmings...... they are always so gorgeous.
    check this out, for an idea of what can be done with those trimmings...
    http://blog.myrnagiesbrecht.com/2013/05/on-making-thread-lace.html
    i'm thinking a scarf might work for me...... so my collection has begun!!
    xo
    the other eva

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  2. Too bad we can't make something that looks like the trimmings -
    Glad your machine mishap turned out okay - I'd love to see what you made for F&P.
    Today I'm packing to move - all the last minute stuff, taping shut the fabric boxes and the sewing machine. Lots of other stuff gets the final additions, then the moving van comes tomorrow for the big stuff, the stuff we don't worry if it gets stolen, and the precious stuff goes with us in our truck. Leaving for WA tomorrow. (BooHoo... but I did get one last Halloween here, and that was really precious to me.)
    Hugs

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  3. I am working on a wool applique piece that was meant to be an embroidery piece. Having to think while cutting out pieces so I can make it work.

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  4. After being off medically for seven weeks, I am back at work part time. If I have the energy, I will work on my original setting Xmas quilt. It's title is "Oh, tannenbaum (the cat did it!)

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  5. Bad timing indeed, but glad that you were able to make it work out. I think you should use all of those pretty trimmings to make a piece of fabric. They are gorgeous.

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  6. So sorry to hear that your favorite machine is in Sick Bay! Glad you have a trusted expert nearby and a Featherweight to keep you sane while waiting.

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  7. How nice to have a neighbor who can help in a time of need! I have a Featherweight too, that is my backup if necessary.

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