Sunday, May 31, 2009
Pineapple Blocks...that's where I'm at!!
There are a thousand other things I should be doing...but it's Sunday, and I don't want to.
I am making a complete huge mess...playing with little scraps and sewing more pineapple blocks.
I am "NOT" showing you a picture of the floor, especially around the trashcan because there are snippets and trimmings ALL OVER...but I tell you what, I do love the thread cutter on this machine! It is so awesome to hit that button, have it cut the threads, and use the knee lift to raise the presser foot to remove my work. Amazingly fast and the tails are long enough they don't pull out of the needle when you start to sew again.
I'm up to 70 blocks now, and I need just short of 300...I know I know, crazy woman, but that's what I want.
What's the point in saving little scraps if you don't have a project to use them up? I keep looking at this stuff I've saved, and all I can think is bigger projects will use more faster :cD
I really AM loving this quilt. It will be heavy, of course..and machine quilted of course, because I am certainly not going to hand quilt with all these seams.
It's fun revisiting all these pieces of fabric and seeing where they have come from. Some are MEGA OLD...some are gifted from other quilters, some are trimmings from recent projects...I just keep working in mosaic fashion, not paying attention to anything other than value in these.
I've been watching some old movies while this stitching is going on. Any of the "free" on demand channels, love those..the hallmark movies, etc...just background noise. The binding and sleeve have not been touched on the Nine in the Middle...I have been in a piecing mood, not a hand stitching mood, so I'm going with that.
The Nine in the Middle quilt can come up to Dulles VA with me this weekend. I've got 3 nights in a hotel..good for handwork! I'm teaching 2 1/2 day classes and one full day...there will be time to do binding in between those, and see the show. I'm going to Mark Lipinski's lecture on Saturday night..I can't wait!
I have had many questions regarding the sewing table. It came with the Janome Machine as a package deal, manufactured to fit the 6500P and 6600P. It is NOT portable like the Sew Ezi table. It does not fold down, it is stationary and weighs a ton and a half. I have no further information that that. Sorry!
Quipped by Bonnie K Hunter at 1:14 PM