Saturday, November 21, 2009

Quilt #2

I am so far behind in sewing it isn't funny! At this point I'm just praying I get it all done by Christmas. I am good under pressure so I'm sure I will...
**fingers crossed**


I have all my strip pieces cut out...now I have to sew those together.
Here they are all laid out on my dining room table.


Here are a few strip pieces complete...waiting to be pressed and then cut again just to be sewn into a block. I thought I was making it easy on myself, with the pattern I chose, I think it's just as many steps as some of the others. Oh well, it's going to be beautiful!

I was getting frustrated with my sewing machine. It isn't a crappy sewing machine....just not as advanced as I need/want. So after losing a bidding war on a 1974 Singer model that I really, really wanted on E-bay.....I did some research on newer models and found a machine that was perfect for me! I drove to Joann's and bought her.

It's my early Christmas gift.....a gift so I can make others gifts. :~}

It's all digital.....fully automatic......it does 98 different stitches.....letter applique.....7 style button holes.....twin needles......and on and on! It came with 4 bonus feet, so I have 9 in all. I am in love! It sews so smoothly.

I'm off to sew & then this afternoon I'm going to see "New Moon"!!!

Quilting is cheap therapy.

12 comments:

heathersister said...

It's a beauty. The quilt and the machine. Enjoy New Moon. I am now Team Charlie. I love him. The movie is AMAZING.

Heather said...

Oh, I am cracking up over Michelle's comment! I'm with her, Charlie is AWESOME in New Moon! Can't wait to hear what you thought...

Joy said...

What an awesome machine. Mine pretty much goes forward and reverse. Nothing fancy. I would love that extra extension. Maybe one day I'll ask for one. But I guess I need to justify having the one I have now first. haha.
Can't wait to see your finished projects.

Joy

Sandy Toes said...

I just love your choice of fabrics!
sandy toe

Betty said...

You are amazing! Such a machine would freak my out! :)
I can´t wait to see you creation when it´s finished. Your daughters will be so happy!

Tammy Howard said...

What a cool new toy!!!!

Susie said...

That is an awesome machine!! Good luck getting those finished in time:-)

SwizzlestickMama said...

Nice sewing machine! I don't know about the cheap therapy though- cheaper maybe....

I'm sure you'll get all your projects finished in time! Love the fabrics you've picked out!

Aubrey said...

Oh how I wish I could sew. Or quilt. Or knit. Or just be you! LOL

Can't wait to see this one finished!

So...what did you think of New Moon?!?

*btw, i missed you too!*

It's good to be back!

Oh! (ok, i have way too much to say) I pulled out my pretty green scarf for the season! Still love it!!

Heather said...

Just thinking of you, wanting to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you get to spend the day with your momma and your girls (and John, of course!)

Have a blessed day, Betty!

Yaya said...

I'm so jealous! I want to learn to quilt!

Mercedes said...

OOO I want one. : )