This quilt comes with a story. I am from the city (Salt Lake City, UT) and my wife is from what I would call the country (Kanab, UT). I have never really fit in with my in laws. They have always thought of me as a city boy and being a Computer Pprogrammer they just never got me. When I decided back in January that I wanted to make a quilt for every one in the family Tanya and I went shopping you can read about that here. Any way we ended up with a pile of John Deere material to make my Father in Law and Brother in law quilts. You can follow those links to see the 2 quilts we made.
To me my father and brother in law are more comfortable on their John Deere equipment then they are talking to me, so the quilt is a fitting tribute to them. This little baby rag quilt is all of the left over pieces of those other 2 rag quilts. The other day when I was making all of the pieced tops, Tanya put this quilt together and it is washed and put it up for sell https://www.etsy.com/listing/109051939/john-deere-rag-quilt-37x47-inches on our Etsy store.
As you can see, we had far too many of the green and not enough of the others. This quilt has the full top and bottom row green and then every other block green with random yellow, tan, or brown block in between.
As a last thought for the day, I managed to get some thread stuck in the well for lack of a proper name the up and down arm on my machine (any one know its real name). So I took some time and pulled apart my machine and figured I had to take a picture of it gutted.
Since I am still new and a novice at machine maintenance. What do you do and how often do you do it to keep your machine running well? I well killed my first machine. Now that I am on my 2nd one (yes less then a year and one died) What would you consider proper care and feeding for your sewing machine?