No matter which Bernina model I sew at, it's nice to instinctively know how to use it, especially since I won't get the eight hours of free instruction most people receive when they buy a new sewing machine.
Did you notice those 4-1/2" blocks? To use up scraps, my ongoing leaders and enders project is to sew 1-1/2" squares together to make 16-patch blocks.
This sewing was accomplished in a matter of a few hours. After digging out cutting supplies and sorting through the wire rack of fabrics, I got caught up on the past three months of the Bloggers' BOM.
|Month 8, April 2012|
|Month 9, May 2012|
|Month 10, June 2012|
As you can see, I'm making two blocks each month, so I'll have a more substantial-sized quilt. I'm already toying with the idea of putting the blocks on point and joining them in an unorthodox - improv? wonky? modern! - way. The finished quilt will still be named "Strawberry Fizz and Lime Pop."
As some of you know, we had a bit of an "issue" here after buying a platform sleigh bed with a mattress and box springs. The bed was SO 39" high! Since the furniture store won't take back box springs, it has been exchanged for a "low profile" version... one that's a whole three inches lower. If I had my druthers, I wouldn't have a box springs at all, but doesn't my "Dashing the Churn" quilt look smashing on the bed!? Oh, and my selvage pillow too.
First up though was to make a cover for the dark brown, faux leather storage bench in the sewing room - a Craigslist find. It's storing almost all my batting.
I found this cheery fabric at JoAnn's, a half price home dec piece called "Paisley Prism" by Waverly. I cut up an old mattress pad to use as lining. Along with cording and Kona solid chartreuse to cover the cording, it cost only $25 to make, with plenty of fabric left over for something else too. A pillow maybe.
Looks like it passes the Hogan test.
It's good to be sewing again. Now I'm off to do some real quilting... giving that BSR a test run. Linda