Saturday, December 6, 2014

Little Letters Bright Top

 I signed up to participate in Friday Night With Friends which is an Australian link up, so it is funny that they have their Friday when it is still our Thursday in the U.S.  I actually had plans to meet friends for dinner and gossip, so I sewed before I went out. I made binding for my Little Letters Country quilt and a label for it too. See what the other FNWF participants were up to here http://stitchingcubbyhole.blogspot.com/2014/12/friday-night-with-friends.html

 My daughter and I spent the morning doing some Christmas shopping, so I did not get into my sewing room until the afternoon. I went to attach the label to the backing so I could get it ready to pin baste and quilt. I like to use the buttonhole stitch on my Pfaff, but my machine had other ideas and was skipping terribly. I tried all my trouble shooting tricks to no avail. The machine is due for a tune up, but December is not the best time for a repair! I tried to take it down to the sewing machine shop, but I was too late and the street was getting closed for the Christmas Light Parade. I will have to take it in Monday afternoon...I hope it is nothing serious!!!
I got out my Singer Featherweight and pieced my Little Letters Bright quilt. My Featherweight is not as fast as my Pfaff, but it sure pieces well.  This picture is not great because I took it after dark in my sewing room (the M block is orange and the N block is fuchsia, but in this lighting they look virtually the same). I found a backing in my stash that is royal blue with green that will be great. With my Pfaff going to the repair shop, I won't get either of the Little Letters quilted this week...I have another quilt I can piece on my Featherweight in the meantime.
 For Slow Sunday Stitching, I am concentrating on this block from my Journey of a Quilter BOM. The flowers on this part are about half way done, but there is quite a bit more work to go on the rest of the block.
I expect the last block for this BOM to arrive this week and hopefully, I can get it all pieced together before the new year! I am thinking about putting a design wall up in my sewing room and rearranging  some of the hanging quilts to make room for the Journey of a Quilter quilt. Get inspired by slow stitching at Kathy's weekly linking party here http://kathysquilts.blogspot.com

24 comments:

  1. I do hope everything sorts out with your machine! Good luck.
    This letter quilt looks wonderful, too. Keep those garden blocks going!

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  2. Little Letters Bright is another gorgeous quilt! And of course, I adore your Journey quilt!

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  3. hope your machine isnt at the doctors for long. nice to have the featherweight to use in the meantime.
    love your little letters quilt and your BOM looks great.

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  4. Love both the bright and country letters! The blocks you put in between some of the letters really make them fun!

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  5. This looks fabulous Tanya! It's inspiring me to get back to mine which is less than 1/2 way done.

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  6. I love the fabrics in Your BOM--so pretty! Little Letters is so fun in the brights!

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  7. I hope the machine will be fixed quickly and enjoy your stitching today!:)

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  8. Fingers crossed your machine will be straightforward to repair, but at least you have stuff to keep you going. I love your how your BOM - is coming along.

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  9. Love your Journey of a Quilter, it's beautiful!

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  10. Oh I absolutely, absolutely love your bright ABC's!! NOw I wish I made mine in brights as I would have used it in my classroom. Oh well...maybe I'll just have to make another one. Oh! Wait! I need to finish the one I AM making!! LOL!!!

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  11. What a sweet lil quilt. I hope your machine repair is quick thorough and not too expensive.

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  12. Your quilts are lovely...hope your machine is ok and you get it back quickly.

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  13. I hope you are not having too many withdrawals from not having your machine! Your quilts are lovely. I've popped over from Slow Stitching Sunday and so glad I did!

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  14. Tanya - what wonderful work you have been doing! Love the Slow Sunday Stitching blocks and Little Letters! I hope you can get your Pfaff fixed up and working well again. I have a soft spot for Pfaffs, since learning to sew on a 362 as a child.

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  15. Your letter quilt is awesome! Great job!
    And you are almost on your last block of the Journey?!?!
    So exciting!

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  16. What a fantastic job on the letters!!

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  17. I really love the way your Journey of a Quilter is coming along. Thanks for linking up.

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  18. Beautiful letter quilt top. I'm so sorry to hear about your sewing machine repair and hope it's not too bad either. Repairing machines is no fun.

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  19. Oh! The bright letters quilt looks fantastic all together. :D Sorry about your main machine, though. What a pain. I just got a featherweight and need to dive into the world of overhauling its parts. Actually looking forward to that.

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  20. Your little letters are so sweet. Mine re waiting for the next step.

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  21. Bummer about your machine -- hope it's fixable! Your little letters quilt is coming along beautifully. Can't wait to see how you finish it!

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  22. Loving that letter quilt. How colorful!

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