Tuesday, 13 June 2017
Needlework Tuesday - On Playing with my new Sewing Machine
There was lots of page flipping and a bit of cursing, but I finally found the correct stitch for the 1/4 inch foot and I whipped through these blocks.
You're probably wanted to ask what machine I went with. A Janome Horizon. It has the largest opening for machine quilting. My mom has three Janomes so it made sense to go with the same brand. She'll be my go to for all operational questions.Yeah mom.
I am planning to get this done quickly, so I can move back to the other orange quilt with all the half square triangles. yes, they are the same orange fabrics. The pieces were still sitting on my cutting table when Sharon told me which supplies I needed for her class. Why press more fabrics when I had ones at hand. I still have the orange fabrics out, so I expect at least one my small orange project before putting them away or using them up.
Red Heart site including a list of their yarns that might/should work with the technique.
The second pair of slippers that I started are one size larger than the first, that is eight more stitches. The colour change happens about every 9 stitches resulting in a very slow shift of colours in the second pair. Quite a different look.
I would be interested in seeing any of your colour pooling projects/attempts. Add the link to Mister Linky (new or old posts are welcome).
Nothing like a new project or an exciting turn of stripes to add excitement and to revitalize a stalled stitching mojo. A new sewing machine is extra invigorating. That should keep me going for ages, now just imagine when I take my new serger out of it's box....
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