Sunday, July 26, 2009


Well I've ironed all the seams and am ready to sew the white between the rows. After which the board itself will be together. Then I'll just have to do the triangles, which seeing as applique is essentially iron-on and then sewing around it, it shouldn't take too too long. And, with my new machine I can sew around it way fast, otherwise I had planned on hand sewing around the triangles. But soon the squares will be a single unit and that will be exciting.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

He Came to Visit

Now that Uncle Nathan's gone I can pull everything out of hiding and get back to work.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Happy Anniversary to Me

Technically five years is still a couple weeks away, but Nathan gave me my present early; a Singer Esteem II. It's amazing. I sewed a row in half the time if not better. I keep bracing myself expecting the thread to break soon. It's still instinct to expect it, but I know it's not coming and that's very exciting. And it's so quiet! There's no thunk when I raise or lower the foot. It's really very exciting. One of Nathan's main reasons was that a non-quirky machine would make everything go so much faster and I could finally be done.
And now what will become of my old machine? We're thinking about pawning it off on Mary to take to BYU to have for fashion emergencies. Basically we eliminated everyone else based on three reasons:
1 you are either crafty enough that we figure you need a real machine some day
2 you are either so unmechanical that we figured you would some how disrupt the Earth's spin with that machine
3 you don't live anywhere near us and I'm sure not paying shipping

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Almost There

There would be more but I ran out of pink. So I bought some. There would be more but I have to wash the pink. There would be more but my machine and I are on a break.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

That's Half a Scrabble Board People

Technically it's more than half; it's 8/15ths.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Here We Go

So sans triangles this thing is sewing itself. I'm already nearly done with the third row and that took maybe two hours. It's happening.
Thing is though, my machine. It's all fine and good, but on a big project it can get aggravating. For some reason the tendency is for the thread to break. I've tried all the troubleshooting things, bobbin tension, thread tension, different needles, but to no avail. Usually it's not an issue, I just rethread and kept going. But right now it's bugging me, I'm fantasizing about the singer machines at Target. But really it's just a quirk and I'm not in the mood for quirks right now.
It doesn't in anyway diminish the quality of the finished product or anything. In fact the only way anyone but myself would ever know would be to take the entire thing apart and look at the seams on the back of the quilt top; which would be crazy so I think I'm safe.
But it's coming along. I'll have to post pictures soon. It's even starting to look like a Scrabble board.