Lori Holt has another quilt along going on--Bloom. I am a huge fan of her designs and was not planning on joining in because it is appliqué and I am NOT a fan. Then, my sister sent me a set of the templates and I figured I could make the blocks my way--with Heat and Bond Iron-On Adhesive and the buttonhole stitch on my Pfaff machine with matching thread.
I dug into my scrap bins and started pulling out bits and pieces for the blocks. I am not sure how I am going to set the blocks--I may make them into a couple of baby quilts.
I started sewing the pieces down, but my buttonhole stitch on my Pfaff is skipping. I put in a new needle and cleaned it, but it continues to misbehave. FRUSTRATION! The last time it did this, I took it in for a tune-up and it was fine after that. A tune-up is not in my budget right now, so this project is likely to be set aside. I do have several machines, but this is the only one with the buttonhole stitch. I was already late to the party, but now I think I should have just stayed home!
Straight stitching is no problem, so I made my 34 units for the Scrap Dance Tango Quilt Along. There is still plenty of time to join in with Carole here
Today is the only day I have done any quilting since last weekend--I am slaving over my computer with paperwork for my job, but the light at the end of the tunnel is near. I plan on watching some TV this evening and embroidering my Down in the Garden Block 1 for Slow Sunday Stitching. Check out how everyone else is relaxing with handwork here: