Wednesday, February 12, 2014
The units for the above blocks are done -- at 18" each, they don't take long to fill up space on the design wall. I am busy piecing baby quilts, so these blocks are my "Leaders and Enders". I really like the colors and using up those 3 1/2" squares (I started with over 100) feels like I am accomplishing something.
If you are interested in joining Judy at Patchwork Times -- she has challenged us to use up scraps from blocks she will choose each month. February's block is Key Lime Pie.
Posted by Jamie Janow Elfert at 5:00 AM
Monday, February 10, 2014
My Gammill is fixed .... I am so proud of myself for taking apart the tension, replacing the thread guide spring and putting her back together. To be honest, my husband helped -- I had never used a hex key wrench. I finished Bonnie Hunter's Mystery Saturday night and taking my time on the binding.
Monday Design Wall Link Up over at Patchwork Times is about to end, so I better hurry! Good night.
Posted by Jamie Janow Elfert at 10:22 PM
Friday, February 7, 2014
Although I have made this pattern several times, I have been taking pictures to post the pattern and instructions. Believe it or not .... we have 9-patches, rail fences, squares and HSTs .... all easy blocks. The hardest thing for me was the Tiger in the center.
The part to my long arm came in today, so I will be happy tomorrow if all comes together. I want to have a good night sleep before tackling the repair. If all goes well, I hope to have 2 deadline quilts done by Sunday night. If not .... well, let's not go there.
Linking with Sarah and Confessions of a Fabric Addict tonight .... poor Sarah -- her Jolene is waiting for a part too. I know EXACTLY how she feels - lost.
Monday, February 3, 2014
Sunday morning, the Celtic Mystery was loaded on the Quilting Frame. I loaded a few bobbins and with determination to finish by afternoon I started. On row two, the top thread broke and tangled so badly the "thread check" on the tension knob disappeared. I could have cried.
Hopefully, the part will be here in a couple of days and HOPEFULLY I will be able to change it. I have found great instructions on line and a You Tube video. Bonnie has her link up until February 8th, so that gives me a few days ... fingers crossed.
Posted by Jamie Janow Elfert at 6:33 AM
Sunday, February 2, 2014
A simple 9-Patch rail is the start of the Pink Month for the 2014 Rainbow Challenge hosted by SoScrappy. I have a ton of pink scraps -- enough to work on for 2 months. I make at least one pink quilt a year for Breast Cancer Awareness, so my pink scraps could be housed in a trunk instead of a plastic container like the other colors.
I really need to get back to quilting the 2013 Rainbow tops I have ready.....actually, there are 4 left. I have a notebook full of new quilting designs and want to practice on these tops. So now...back to thinking PINK!