Wednesday, 6 February 2013

WIP Wednesday - February 6

Here's what's been happening in my sewing room this week:
 I've started basting some little 1.5" hexies from my scraps - not sure what they'll be when they grow up, but I've got plenty of time to decide! (Actually, this is NOT my sewing room - I was watching TV in my PJ's and was quite comfy on the sofa!)
And last week I started quilting this baby quilt on my machine, but for some reason, still unknown, when the bobbin thread ran out, my machine needle hit the plastic on the free-motion foot and broke the needle. The main shaft on the free-motion foot is slightly bent and my landscaper son did a quick fix by filing a bit off the plastic so I could finish. I have made this pattern a few times and I think I need to up the challenge by quilting something other than an all-over meander or loopy stitch. Any ideas?
 And today, I sewed at my friend's house and this is what she's been working on - a paper-pieced Harry Potter quilt. The pattern is a block of the month from Sewhooked and if you're a Harry Potter fan, this is an awesome project!

--Ann

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7 comments:

  1. You are showcasing some lovely work!

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  2. Very nice quilting, check out 'The Free Motion Quilting Project' for some new quilting ideas.

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    1. Sam, I will check the free motion project out. I did look back at the beginning of 2012, but didn't keep up with it.

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  3. The hexagon addiction! I need to pull out mine! I love your colours! Love that baby quilt! Good for you to have a son to fix the machine!

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    1. I want to leave them next to where I sit to watch TV, but often have curious grandkids over that like to investigate sharp objects like scissors and needles!

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  4. There are so many things one can make with hexies ..... That Harry Potter quilt looks very enticing .... how about practicing feathers on those baby quilts?

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    1. In May I will be at Quilt BC in Penticton and am taking a class on feathers - watch for them as it is something I want to master!

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