Thursday, January 26, 2012


I have been a little bummed lately, it seems that I have the touch of death to my sewing machines! I have a total of 4 in my home and they are all broke in some way! I swear I am very gentle on them, I just USE them A LOT! Well the other day I decided to take out my Juki to play with and see if I can't get it to work. (It has some bottom bobbin problems, a screw comes loose or something is rubbing....not sure) well much to my surprise it started to work again! So I started working....
 I started to work on my sister in laws quilt...I made this block a little over a year ago, and just have kinda left it. You know how it is when you have a LOT of tedious cutting and sewing, you just kinda avoid it. I have 48 large pinwheels (9") and 156 small pinwheels (5"). I use all of these to make my different blocks. I ended up with extra large pinwheel blocks, but I had to make 10 more little pinwheels.
It always amazing me how much my little scrap (throw away) pile grows! This quilt is done all in different purple hues (April's favorite color) although I have two prints, one ended up looking more pink and one more brown.
All I need to do now is sew all of my blocks together to make the quilt top (42 blocks) and then make my backing for the quilt and get to work on it. I'm so excited to be ALMOST done!