Sunday, August 25, 2013

Fun at the machine

I needed to work at the machine on some birthday gifts and decided to sew myself a petal pouch - I love the funky sheep, the bright red, white and black. Hmm, now what to use it for.....

When I picked up my Bernina after the repair I splurged on a new foot - the 1/4" quilting foot with guide. Today I used it for the first time starting to sew quilt blocks together - I love it - money well spent to get perfect 1/4" seams.

Here's the start of the blocks being sewn together. I'm sewing in 4 block units to start so I've gotten 4 four block units sewn, they aren't all sewn together yet - just laying there to give me an idea of what the quilt will look like. I think I'm going to love it - it's pretty busy but the bedroom it's going in has painted furniture and all white walls - I think it needs this pop of color. This is the glory work after all that time making the individual diagonal striped blocks. Hopefully I'll have some time this week to work on this more but with the temps forecast to be in the low to mid 80's I'm going to take advantage and get 2-3 dye days in.....hopefully the smoke will stay up high and not be an issue.

Rain countdown - 36 more days until rain...........ok, ok, we did have some rain very early this morning but that doesn't count, it was a fluke rainfall and it doesn't lessen the fire danger.


  1. I love your quilt blocks! The colors are so vibrant. Where did you get your pattern for the petal pouch? I'd love to make some for Christmas gifts!! Hope all is better on the fire front and think of you all daily.
    Take care!
    ~ Denise

    1. The pattern is the Petal Pouch by Valori Wells available at The Stitchin Post -

  2. What great sheep fabric! I love the 1/4" quilting foot and I use it all of the time. I think you're right, the bright colors of your block will look great in the room that you've chosen.

  3. I love the quilt. The vibrant design gives my eyes a little tickle.


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