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