quilting, Sewing

A Project Just Isn’t A Project Without A Mistake

Isn't that the truth? First of all Happy Easter to all.  Today is Good Friday, we have the day off work.  It is a day of fasting, services and reflection but this morning I had some time to sit with my current quilt project, the Churn Dash quilt, and work on the borders. I was doing great… Continue reading A Project Just Isn’t A Project Without A Mistake

In the Studio, Sewing, Singer Featherweight

Motor Test, Again

After I put the motor back on the machine I let it run a bit.  Smoke emanated from the motor and the sound was not promising.  At All. I found a lot of information generically about motors on-line and what I've concluded from my research is an educated guess that oil or grease have permeated… Continue reading Motor Test, Again

Conventions, Original Sewing and Quilt Expo, quilting, Sewing

Quilt as Desired Exhibit

Hey All! Now that I've completed my Cruising the Caribbean series of posts  the first topic I wanted to share with you was this lovely exhibit called "Quilt as Desired" recently showcased at the Sewing And Quilt Expo! This exhibit is a showcase of many talented (I think most are pros) machine quilters.  They were each given… Continue reading Quilt as Desired Exhibit

Sewing, Sewing Patterns

A Beachy Cover-up Finish! – Butterick 5795

Despite all this snow and the freezing temperatures we are soon to embark on a long-awaited trip!  A Caribbean Cruise! This is going to be our first ever cruise and it is a celebration for my parents' 50th wedding anniversary!  They love cruising so all of us are getting together to sail the ocean blue… Continue reading A Beachy Cover-up Finish! – Butterick 5795

quilting, Sewing

2 Weeks and 56 Blocks Later I’ve Almost Made Butter!

I've been making lots of blocks using the Speedy Churn Dash pattern sheet.  Each one is unique and they are so fun! I've completed 56 and plan for a sashing and a border.  This pattern is developing into another 'no waste' design as I'm incorporating the extra 3" blocks as border treatment.  I had thought of a white… Continue reading 2 Weeks and 56 Blocks Later I’ve Almost Made Butter!