what can i say? I just spent another $150 online worth of fabric. I decided the fat quarters I bought yesterday were not enough to do much with so I wanted to add a bit to them. Now I have to figure out how to get to the mailbox before the husband sees this delivery. I bought a combination of Joel Dewberry, Valori Wells, Amy Butler, and Kaffe Fassett. All in the colors of orange and browns. I must feel that Fall is in the air. QuiltHome.com is fun to play with their 'design wall'. I think I just spent an hour playing......
Here is a picture of the Objects of Desire Pinwheel quilt top.
Another Saturday is near the end, and did I get anything finished? No. My new sewing machine was doing strange things and I rushed it to the hospital. Well, by the time I drove the 30 miles, I decided I should try a few things first. I walked around that huge quilt store and was not inspired by anything. I went to another quilt store north of Seattle called The Quilting Loft and did buy another $40 worth of fabric.
I changed the thread in my machine and now it is working just fine. Could my Bernina be that sensitive? My Viking never complained about thread. I was using some Italian thread called Aurifil. It was $10!! I stopped at JoAnn Fabrics and bought some Gutermann's. My machine apparently prefers German thread. I must say that the automatic threader, the automatic cutter, and everything seems to work better with Gutermann's thread.
Here is some of the fabric I picked up at the Quilting Loft. I love the polka dots of course. I was thinking maybe a coin quilt. I have never made one of those. I did finish the top of a pinwheel quilt, but i am not that crazy about it. Maybe I will take a picture of it tomorrow with something other than my iPhone.
Have i ever said how much i love my new machine....sometimes i just like to look at it .....tomorrow is saturday, i hope husband goes golfing, because then i have hours and hours to spend sitting in front of this fancy thang......maybe one day i will actually finish a quilt......
I got a new charm pack from Moda. It is Authentic which I have been anxiously awaiting it's arrival. So far I have only been able to get the charm pack but once available I will be ordering lots more of this stuff, I LOVE IT!!
I don't know why I have been making so many pincushions, but here is another one....
I am still in Montana, the husband is golfing. I went to a quilt store and bought some fabric. I have been looking for cherry fabric to make a pin cushion, but having a hard time finding cherry fabric where I live. This store in Polson was full of cherries, apparently they have a cherry festival so cherries are quite popular. Not much to do sitting in this motel but wish I had my new machine to play with. Good thing I brought my laptop.
The machine is in the house! I have been very busy playing with it. Last night, I finally embroidered. I have just a few days before we take off for a road trip to Montana. I hope to get the binding on the quilt so I can hand stitch it in the car. I hope to drive by a quilt store or two on our way to Polson. Does anyone know of any cute stores from Seattle to Polson, Montana?