Wednesday, January 30, 2013

QUILTING CAME TO A HALT!

Yup my quilting came to a halt Monday....my quilting foot bit the dust and now i have to wait till i find another one....i have one ordered and hope when it comes that it is the right one for the machine....been trying to remember how old the machine is....hmmm if i have to TRY to remember then it must be over 20 years old....lo and behold after hunting information on it i found it will be 20 this next year....its still in good shape so i hope i can still get parts for it....that left me pretty bummed out cause i got within a 3x14 inch space of finishing the runner i was on ....

....then i made a pr of pillowcases for my daughter....
i found this fabric while looking for something else and thought it would make a nice  pillowcase...the fabric was originally got for a dress or something for my granddaughter who is now in her 20's so its old lol....glad to get it out of here....

i also have been working steadily so far this week on my strings...i found how i want to make the block with them in it....i needed something other than just adding a sash around them  so i opted for a star with the strings in the center....i like that much better and i like the color combo so far too...i have 12 blocks made and i think i have enough fabric for 12 more blocks and they are 12 inches big so will be good size quilt....i will go bigger if i find i have enough fabric....picture will come later..for some reason the blocks make me think of the southwest or mexico....so i may do the borders in that  color direction....more on this later....

we dodged the major part of the ice storm that hit the midwest last week....it got warmer  sooner and the rain started later so that helped with the temps....and it got to 60+ degrees and now temps are going back down with snow coming down as i type this....for here its suppose to amount to about 3 inches so if it quits at that i will be a happy camper....we did get almost 2 inches of rain so far this week but we need it...i am really glad that wasn't snow...don't know exactly how much that would be but i am sure it would have been measured in feet instead of inches....

well its off to the kitchen for some lunch ...taking a break from the 'stringy stars' block at the moment....got some household mundane chores to do later today....ugh!....then i can sew again....more later......

1 comment:

  1. You'll be back to quilting in no time...may seem like a long time. Pretty pillow cases! It is hard to read the words on your comments so i have had to try more then once to leave a comment it would be a big help and you would get more comments if you could get rid of the word verification.

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