Most of yesterday was about getting caught up on bills and being the magic shopping fairy. I have very little luck shopping for myself but, for some reason, I am the magic shopping fairy for my Mom. I picked her up to go shopping with me for new sneakers. We both found sneakers (a miracle in itself) but then she wanted some new pants. One stop, 3 pair of pants that fit! That happens for her every time we shop together. Seriously, I can spend her money faster than lightning!
I hope that bragging about it doesn't erase the magic.
Back at home I wanted to do some sewing in the afternoon.
Plan A was to start quilting the scrappy Serengeti placemats. I'm using my Juki machine and it's usually perfect. In fact, in about 25 years it's only been serviced once. I started having some serious tension issues that are identical to the issues that I had before I serviced it the first time. This project will have to wait until I can take the Juki to my brother. He can fix ANYTHING and I bet he will have it running like new in no time.
Meanwhile, my friend borrowed the Brother machine while I was away and I won't get it back until this weekend.
So I set up the travel machine for Plan B and decided to work on more of the blocks for the family quilts (Flora's stars).
I had to start here. When I posted the photos of all the blocks I made on vacation and later looked at this set I cracked up. It looks like I was inebriated when I was sewing these. But I don't have that excuse. It's just sloppy sewing but easily fixed.
I also had this one block that was missing a piece.
Ahhh, much better. I'll continue working on these for the rest of the week. I think I have 6 more sets to sew. I won't cut anymore until I get all of these sewn and start doing a little planning on the setting for the 8 quilts.
I'm loving the secondary pattern developing from this offset layout and I might need to explore this a little further because I don't have enough other ideas for new projects.
Here's the next block that I'll get pieced.
But not today. Today it's dyeing day and there's a lot of pent up demand. It's going to be a long day!
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.