And here he is all layered up and ready for pin basting--["And about time, too!" grumble grumble--] He was stretching this way and that and I had to smooth him out quite a few times--why doesn't that surprise me? My back is done for the day after crawling around on the floor to lay this out. Right now it is up on my dining table on my blocking mat (originally used to block my knitted sweaters) where I hope to begin pin basting tomorrow.
And now, Pride of Place on my design wall is my Sleigh Bells Ring WIP.
It's coming along--I finished another block this morning after dealing with "the grumbler" [and you KNOW who that is!! lol].
As I look at this, I am thinking that I will be making it a whole lot bigger than I first thought--I am really enjoying putting these together.
(Dawn, you should be spotting some of your fabric in these blocks--they fit right in--merci beaucoup mon amie!)
One thing I learned is that my feed dogs on Helga are Waaaay too far apart when the plastic 1/4" footsie is on; really, only one feed dog is pulling the material through and therefore: pulling to the left. Aaaargh.
I have upped the presser foot pressure a bit to try to compensate for this, but it is still a battle of "feed dog vs. Julierose"!! But am doing the best I can with what I have (meanwhile the metal 1/4" foot is somewhere on the Atlantic Ocean being rowed over by Viking longboat, I think--I ordered it Oct 6th!! I hope they don't drop it overboard! Seriously--how could it take this LONG??).
Anyone have any suggestions how to overcome this problem or dealt with it??
H E L P!!
I may have to resurrect my old Pfaff Varimatic and give it another chance. I had it overhauled at my LQS and it started jamming [something about the timing he said!]about one week after--and I was minus $85!!).
Maybe resting under my cutting table made Heidi (that's the Pfaff) re-think jamming on me??? Like DH says put it away for a while and then take it out again and see....a good weekend project for me.
I also sewed up some more squares to make triple 9-patches this morning...
will try to get some cutting in tomorrow--but will have to do them a little at a time....
We have been invited to lunch with some musician friends of ours tomorrow, so hopefully DH will be feeling well enough to go.
Hugs to you all --and come and see my latest work on Monet's City at Hexagon Alley .
Julierose, La Blageuse