This past week has been crazy. It is starting to get busy at work and that’s a good thing. My Dad was ill this weekend but is doing better now.
My sewing machine’s warranty will be up on Friday so I’ve brought it into the shop today. The owner will have some cleaning and maintenance done under the warranty this time so I wanted to take advantage of the opportunity. I’ve been trying to do some FMQ with it but have had some tension issues that I couldn’t resolve. I also purchased a Westalee ruler foot and it isn’t working with it. I brought it with me, but I don’t really think they are going to work on that since it’s not the machine brand. I girl could hope though. It skips lots of stitches when I sew certain directions. I’m not quite sure what I’m doing wrong.
I worked on my Pinwheel Roundabout block and would like to speak about that for a while. The pattern called for Marti Michell Perfect Patchwork Template B. It has all the sizes needed to cut my block out. It trims the corners so there are no dog ears when I sew the patches together. I don’t have a rotating mat, but I’m using a small cutting mat that I can just turn myself. My friend said a small rotary cutter would work better than the 45mm one. I may have to invest in that.
Here are the pieces and templates used in the spinning squares block.
And here is the block finished. You can see last month’s block here.
Let’s take a look at how I did the last week.
- Continue on my disappearing hour-glass blocks. – I finished the blocks.
- Make my quilt club BOM. – Done!
- Cut my contrast strips for the Regatta QAL. -Done
- Start quilting on my Stained Glass Quilt. I’ve got an idea in mind. -Done
Well, how do you like that. I was able to do everything I intended. That’s great!
To do list this week:
- Since my machine is in the shop, I will focus on cutting.
- I do have my old sewing machine so if I really need to sew something I could use it. I might be able to sew some Regatta Quilt strips together.
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