Friday, September 27, 2019

Diving In

 There was only one way to get over my fear of machine quilting and that's to just do it. That table runner wasn't going to quilt itself no matter how much I wished it would.

 The stencil gave me the confidence to know where I was going. I've had to fudge it here and there but it's not too terrible. I'm working on one small section a day and so far, so good.

 Even better, I've got four, yes FOUR of the center Dresden blocks machine quilted petals and all.  I haven't exactly made friends with the Juki but at least we are on speaking terms these days. Whew.

This week I've also managed to finish three more blocks for the sunflower quilt. Jeannie, you better sit down because I'm getting ready to say that I'm packing it up until next spring. I just can't work on projects out of season. If I wasn't afraid of angering the machine quilting gods the Dresden would be packed up too. It's too springy for me right now. I need fall colors.

This is what I'm itching to get to. I started it last fall with some autumn batiks and packed it away in December. Now it's an old friend that I am happy to see again-I just have to make some space for it. My tiny sewing nook is getting mighty crowded.

Finally, here's a kitty for Friday Felines. Emi is helping Daughter do the laundry. All together now......


  1. Be still my heart.....that little Emi is just sooooo precious!!!

  2. I'm so glad you are finally on friendly terms with the Juki!!! You are doing a great job on your projects; the Fall batiks would be calling me, too!

  3. Emi is just too cute. As always I love that dresden and I'm glad the Juki is cooperating with you.
    The stencil is a great idea for quilting. I have ony used one when I was hand quiliting Mandy's big full size quilt years ago.

  4. Awwwww...Emi sure is a cutie.

    Those Autumn Batiks are GORGEOUS!

  5. I admire your ability to pack projects away and then bring them out again. When I put things away, they never see the light of day again.

    I got the last pair of xmas socks off the needles last night, so I'm looking forward to starting something very fall like for me!!!

  6. Your Fall sewing projects are beautiful. Glad to hear you've had success free motion quilting on your machine. Love all the photos of Emi.

  7. You're killing me! LOL, but you're making up for it by bringing out the autumn batiks. SO gorgeous!! Your quilting projects are beautiful too. And of course Emi is adorable. What is it with animals loving their humans' socks?

  8. Your table runner is looking great. Love the autumn batiks quilt. It surely needs to be moved up in the queue.

  9. Well done with the machine quilting, you are doing a great job!

  10. Definitely, awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! What IS IT with kitties and clean laundry?