I have fabric picked out for the next little star block for the Common Bride quilt – now I just have to make time to cut them out and arrange the pieces on my little felt board and get busy piecing them. I’m afraid I am working on too many things again – I have been getting a little bored with one project and going to another – at least I am working on all of them a little at a time! This is the fabric – I think – when I get started cutting pieces and lining them up on the board I will know for sure if they go right, I might need to substitute one of the light colors for something darker – we will see.
On the Square in a Square quilt I now have 5 out of 42 blocks quilted. I am sticking with a very easy quilting on this one – just echo the blocks 1/4 inch in. Working on the 6th block – my eyes weren’t dilated as badly as they can be sometimes and I was able to get busy after supper last night and got almost 3 blocks done – the previous 3 were done the day before – each block takes about 40 minutes or so.
A close up – because of the color of the blocks and the thread it is going to be hard to see the quilting on this one other than the light color blocks – the back is a busy print so won’t see it there either.
And last but not least I got the sewing machine back out for a little bit yesterday and gave it a very good cleaning, cleaned out the bobbin case and put a light application of oil – with a q-tip and wiped it all out as well. Now the stitch on the top looks back to normal (I did this with the regular quarter inch foot) I was trying this out with batting as that is what I had been trying to use the machine for this time –
But the back doesn’t – the threads are not connecting right – tension for sure - I tried everything I could do – on this machine you only play with the numbers on the dial for the tension – you do nothing with the bobbin so I think they will need to make some adjustments when I get it in after the new year. I’m done trying! (the tension was pretty much this same way with just two layers of fabric as well )