Tuesday, March 18, 2014

February and March Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2014


The February block for the RSC14 has been completed.  As mentioned earlier, the color for February is Pink.  The Dresden Plate quilt will be a rainbow of colors when completed.

March's colors are Teal/Aqua.  These are some of my favorite colors. 


The color for April is purple, another favorite color of mine.

Happy quilting,


Monday, March 17, 2014

Ms Peggy is in the House

This all started when a friend of mine showed a picture of a Feather Weight table (with a machine), on Facebook, that she was considering buying.  She ended up purchasing the table.  I sent her a personal message, some of which said that I had been looking for a Feather Weight for some time.  She called to let me know that the machine in the picture was for sale, and did I want her to get it for me.  Well of course I said yes, at a reasonable price.  Long story, short, Peggy went back to the antique store and negotiated a very reasonable price for this baby.  She even cleaned it up for me before I picked it up.  In honor of Peggy's endeavors on my part, I have named the machine Ms Peggy.  She sews very well.  One more thing that comes off my Bucket List.  Thank you Peggy!

These machines are hard to find down here.  So much was lost with Katrina.  Many sewing machines were just thrown away due to rust.

Have a good week and find time to sew.



Sunday, March 16, 2014

Works in Progress

It seems unreal that February has come and gone and March is halfway in the books.  I have been doing a little sewing.  I started a Valentine table runner in January.  Well, Valentine's Day is past and it is still not completed.  I finished the top and then quilted it.  I did not like the way the quilting came out so I ripped it all out.  I am back to square one on the quilting.  Hopefully it will be completed by next Valentine's Day!!

Also ....

I purchased a Baby Lock Embroidery machine and a cabinet back in December.  Needless to say I was scared to death of that big thing.  The local quilt store was offering a 2014 EmbroidaBlock of the Month class.  The quilt blocks are made in the hoop, including the back, and then stitched together with a "quilt as you go" method.

The name of the quilt is Jacobean Journey, and what a journey it will be for me.   The design came from Hoop Sisters. The first class was on March 1.  Four blocks of two designs are to be completed each month.  I have four of one completed.

Block One - I love the colors.
 I did have one of the other but discovered yesterday that I had used the wrong fabric, so back to square one on that one.
Block 2 - Wrong colors.
If I make it through this I will be able to embroider anything!!
Happy Quilting............