Wednesday, December 27, 2017

What I'm Working on Right Now

This week I wanted to work on something just for me.  Just for fun.  Just because I'm in the mood to piece (thank you Bonnie Hunter for kick starting that!).  So I designed a quilt while at my mom's house sitting around with my sister and family.  Then mom says, "Why don't you cut that on the Accuquilt?  You can use my fabric."  Well, twist my arm!  So picked out gorgeous royals, oranges, and limes, and cream for the background.  All scrappy.  And I cut the whole quilt out in an afternoon.  Thanks for the help with ironing the fabric mom!

This is my first quilt sewn on my new Bernina 570QE that arrived just before Christmas.  I used the 97D foot (a patchwork foot that has a slot for the built in even feed foot and a guide for sewing the pieces at a 1/4 inch).  It's a dream.  The pieces are coming out the right size and sew like a dream.  I did pin everything.  I am an obsessive over-pinner.  Anyone else pin like crazy?  

As I was sewing my half square triangles my machine decided to pull the tip down into the innards.  This was SO NOT going to work for me.  What to do? I went and bought a single hole throat plate for it.  It's one of my favorite tools.  The needle can only go down in the center position and so nothing can be pulled down into the machine.  I use this always when doing free motion work and piecing, but I didn't have one for the new machine.  Problem solved!  When switching needle position or doing blanket stitch or other decorative stitching be sure to switch back to the regular throat plate or you'll break your needle....been there, done that too many times to count.  Oops.

These are the last of the pieces I cut and haven't starting sewing on yet.  Much more fun to come! 

I hope you get to quilt today!

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