Sunday, March 22, 2015
This year's long project will be the 15 Minutes of Play quilt blocks. I am taking my time with these because they are kind of fun yet challenging. Make-your-own-fabric from scraps and pieces is not always intuitive! Here is the link again to the site. The book is full of good ideas, and everything from simple to very intricate is illustrated inside. I keep it simple! I hope to make enough 6" blocks for a quilt about 5x6 feet as usual, and that will keep me busy for quite awhile. One nights hour or two of fun usually nets 6 blocks. Not bad. I do have a lot of scraps. Funny though how you don't even want to use some scraps - they just make you wonder why you kept them. I have to force myself to use them, and when I do they look fine in combo with other fabrics. I will post pics of several blocks here just to illustrate the fun combos I try to do. I have a lot to go yet, and some blocks work better than others in my mind, but in all I think it will work to an interestingly busy quilt! I try to work on it every week a couple of times, but this week I got one working session. And yes, you do see a new machine in the background. I heard that there is a possibility that Janome may discontinue the chassis style of the Janome MC6300, Janome MC6600, Elna 720, etc., and I had some downsizing in mind and consolidation of features among my sewing machines, and I had though of buying the Elna 720 at my local dealer for some time. The rumor mill sent me straight out to Smitty's to buy the Elna eXcellence 720. I love my Janome MC6300, and I love my Elna 720. I am currently selling my Janome MC6300 after much love and such good service! It hurt to take off Hello Kitty stickerage. The Elna has the same measurements and fits into my Gidget II table perfectly and it comes with a large extension table as did the 6300, so that fits right on over as well. It was comfy in its spot in no time at all!