Wednesday 14 March 2012

And it was all going so well...

I was hoping to post a finish today, my HST diamonds quilt was going great guns and then my machine stopped feeding the fabric through....

I got the manual out, cleaned a fair amout of lint out, oiled it and put it back together again - this is as far as my techinical expertise goes! Did a test and

It's still not feeding properly, making the stitches really small and close together and so damn hard to unpick!  So back up on the wall she goes whilst I go in search of a local sewing machine service type person.

I should really finishing the binding on my Central Park 4 Patch quilt anyway - so perhaps this is the ideal opportunity.

I saw a kaleidoruler online the other day and wondered if anyone has experience of using one? My kaleidoscope blocks went horribly wrong when the templates printed incorrectly and I really don't have the know how or experience to correct it myself, then I wondered if this might be a canny little cheat I could use... Please let me know what you think.

No progress this week on the;
Central Park 4 Patch - binding
Black and White King Size Bed Quilt
Dresden Plate
Skills Builder Sampler
Memory Quilt

Finishes this week: 0
New Projects this week: 0
In Progress: 7

As it's Wednesday again already (!!!) I'm linking up with Lee over at Freshly Pieced for todays post.
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
and also Sew Happy Geek & Quilt Story - who's buttons I can't get to publish for some reason...


Mrs Flying Blind... said...

What a pain about the machine! I have had no kaleidoscopic luck I'm afraid xxx

Katie said...

How frustrating! I like the colours of your 4 patch, very pretty!

Sel said...

It's amazing how precisely timed a machine breakdown can be.

Mine decided to give up the ghost in the middle of piecing a project last month. Big D'oh!

But that HST diamond quilt looks gorgeous! Good luck getting it finished!

Kristy QP said...

So frustrating when the sewing machine stops cooperating! I just took mine in to be fixed too - using my Mum's in the meantime as I think I'd go insane for the next three weeks while it's at the shop!

Your HST quilt is looking great! Loving the colours!

Kelli Fannin Quilts said...

Loving your half square diamonds quilt! Just love the colors with that background. Looking forward to seeing it finished. Hope your machine gets well soon! Just popped in from the Fabric Tuesday links.. I'm a new follower. :o)

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