Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Random sewing

 I'm still waiting on the new screw needle clamp, throat plate, and free motion foot for my machine so I've not gotten any quilting done on Nephew #2 or Little Bit's quilts. One isn't born yet so doesn't care, the other...well she's a gettin' antsy.

 I did get Block 7 done for the Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt Along.  I like this block but I'm really getting worried about the background, the blue, is also supposed to be the sashing. I think some of these blocks are going to look like they're floating and some look like the sashed blocks.

I didn't do a block because I really didn't like it/think it'd work so I've left it out for now but here are my blocks so far.

Here is the binding all done and the quilt washed and dried in a completely unstaged, unedited photo.

Like I said before it's not the best quality work, my seams are very much off, and my basting has improved, so has my quilting but I still love this quilt and am committed to using it.
So far it's been to soccer twice, once while being bound and once to cuddle up with.

I'm working on a project for Bake Shop which I can't show you until it's revealed there, which feels very odd since I normally show most of what I'm working on and excited about but I promise it shouldn't be too long!


Terry said...

I like your jelly roll blocks! I think you may just have to come up with something different for the sashing though. I was thinking the same thing about my blocks.

Shelley said...

Cara, I think I would take the light from the fourpatch in the centre and put it in place of the blue around the block.

Lis Harwood said...

You could add a border to each block before you add the sashing, that would have a unifying effect and it's what I hope will work with the sampler quilt I'm working on at the moment!

Anonymous said...

That last jelly roll block is by far my favorite!!

Anonymous said...

I have had the same problem with the needle screw part getting worn by my free motion foot. I didn't know if I had the foot attached incorrectly or if it just wears down over time? Do you have a solution besides replacing it?