Last Friday, I was really getting fed up with our Singer Stylist sewing machine. Richard's Janome scares me at this point (I am afraid I will break it and we need two machines, yes technically a third machine, since I don't like Rebecca's little mechanical one). I told him we need to do something with this machine, so we looked up the warranty information and found out parts and labor were covered for a year. We bought the machine online, but took it back to a local store. After locating the box and the second trip to the store, they refunded our purchase price and we went and bought a new machine at a different store. They only carry sewing machines online.
|Ignore the messy desk.|
Over the weekend, Richard quilted the purple Double Churn/Rail Fence quilt for my Step Mother's Christmas gift. It is ready to be bound, in fact the binding is already prepped. Here is a picture of the back, and a close up of one of the six butterflies. One of us will post about the finished quilt in a day or two.
Below is the partial top I am working on for my Sister in Law Megan. She claims to be a girly girl, so hopefully she likes it and appreciates the not so perfect quilt top. Yes, it is definitely the work of a beginner. Stuff doesn't line up like I wanted it to. I have leaned tons while make this top, like how important it is to measure exactly, iron seams correctly and also to have a real plan instead of just making random blocks I saw in a book. Making the finished quilt block a size I had a square ruler to trim would have probably been helpful as well. I think it helps to have a non-broken machine too.
To end this post here are a two cute pictures of Julia. Disclaimer, before you think we are horrible parents, she grabbed the bag and liked the noise it made and I thought it would be a cute picture. She was not eating the chips and was mad we took it away before she could eat the bag.