Today is the last day of term one, so while I had that last bit of quiet time I threw together the March block for the “And Sew On BOM” from Quiet Play.
Not loving this block, I think if I was to remake it I would change the fabrics for the large spool in the middle. Not that I am going to remake it, but as you know there are always “ifs”!
Another awesome thing that is happening here is this -
I recently acquired a table and a Janome 1600P, which is a semi-industrial machine, it only does straight sewing which is fine as I plan for her to be my FMQ machine. Although I am going to give her a go at piecing too and see how she goes. She came with a walking foot and a stippling foot and I have used her a lot before – she is my old sewing machine from work and has been made redundant by a newer faster industrial machine. We are old friends!
So we are going to recess her into the table, as I have seen done on other blogs. We have a hole now! I can’t wait to show you it all done!
Your block turned out well! It can be hard picking fabrics for paper piecing as you never know exactly how well they're going to work - and way too much effort to unpick tiny stitches!
Yay for a "new" sewing machine!
Awesome! Have fun reacquainting yourself :o)
Best thing I ever did was recessing my machine into my table :o) LOVE your block too. hugs
Yeah for being reunited with your "old friend". I love your spool blocks!
Great block Jess. Picked up my Quilter's Companion with your project. Congratulations on being published.
Yah a machine at the right height, set in on the RIGHT side. AND plenty of leg room, so sick of squeezing into the ergo unfriendly but well built Horn cabinet l have!
I love your block, looks fab!
I love the spools but I know what you mean, there's always something I'd change if I did things twice.
You'll have fun sewing with the machine set at the right height, a must fore me cause I'm so short.
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