Quilting for pleasure

Quilting for pleasure
Find Joy in the Journey

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Busy Day!

Well, it is the end of our apple crop from out dwarf honey crisp tree.  The last 5 quarts of pie filling done.  Three apple pies, and one blueberry.

Found a lovely little machine at the thrift store for $30 - has not been used very much.  Similar to my Singer Featherweight II machine.  It is a Janome Model 1017 made in Taiwan.  I prefer the Taiwan machines over any other Asian made machine.  They seem to be made well and I have had good luck with them.

This little machine has built in stitches - no width or length control as each stitch is pre-set.  It will be a fun machine to take travelling or a good first machine for a young person who wants to learn to sew.  The great thing about the machine is that I have the case that I had purchased for my Featherweight II and it fits perfectly.  I had upgraded to a bigger bag for the Featherweight II when I bought the quilters package for that machine.

I am finishing up another wildlife quilt.  Just have to sew the sashing and border on then it will be read to quilt.

Happy sewing to all!

Monday, September 7, 2015

Blue Hollow

Well, since it is Labor Day - that's what I did!  Eight quarts of apples, 12 quarts of apple pie filling, and finished a quilt order.

I used the "Indigo" line from Moda Fabrics for the split nine patch.  The wildlife panels were ordered from back east.  It is a size 64" x 90" which is made to fit a twin size bunk bed.  I love the blue and tan fabric together.  I named the quilt "Blue Hollow".

Love the blue & tan together.

Borders & sashing were from a different fabric line.

Machine quilted with "curlz".