OK, I’m back. Did you miss me?
I got a new computer at work and lost the ability to resize photos for my blog. I could still have posted them, but they were HUUUUUGGGGGEEEEEE and wouldn’t have worked very well.
Luckily, I work with smart people who know how to use Google, and I’ve regained the ability to communicate with the world. At least with photos.
In the meantime, what have I been up to?
Well, I bought a new sewing machine. Baby Lock “Jazz” – all mechanical, not too many fancy stitches, but boy, does it really sew nicely!
It has a 12 inch harp space (the distance between the needle and the upright part of the machine, which should accommodate up to a queen sized quilt. It has six LED lights to really brighten up the work surface – I can see really well. It sews with authority and is almost too helpful when feeding through the fabric.
I’m quite enjoying getting to know it.
Its price was below the amount that I had already saved up for a new machine, and it came with a 25 year warranty. Twenty five years. Wow!!
So, I’ve been working on the triangle quilt project – you can see it on the wall behind the machine in the picture. I got all the triangles finished, arranged and sewn together, and I also trimmed down the extra points on the ends so that they are straight. Next I need to add the border and then it will be ready to layer and quilt and then bind. Large baby sized quilt, around 4 ft x 4 ft. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with it, but it will come in useful at some point.
Once I finish that one up , then I’ll get back to the paper piecing project. I just wanted something to work with that wasn’t completely critical so that I could get used to my new toy.
One last photo… fabric that I picked up at the Longmont Quilt festival a couple of weekends ago – farm animals doing yoga. It really makes me giggle uncontrollably.
I have no idea what I’m going to do with it, but I’m sure the perfect project will present itself at some point.
I hope that everyone is well, and hopefully the blog won’t be so quiet in the future.