Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Treat Me Like a Lady

Perhaps my machine had overheard me saying how much I was enjoying a little handsewing but today while I was sewing up my x and plus block quilt top, she sent me a message loud and clear.  Treat me like a lady.


You see I had woken up in a bit of a cold sweat this morning thinking about all the x and plus blocks, which I had asked for back in April when I was queen bee quilter in the Care Circle of do.Good Stitches.  I hadn't received the final blocks until July due to the possessive nature of the Australian and/or Moroccan postal system and then due to the summer heat and a million other excuses I could no doubt come up with, they languished on the spare bed.  As it is my turn to be queen bee quilter again this month, I knew that I had to get them sewn up in to a quilt top and sharpish.


Halfway through sewing the seams, there was a crunch and a judder and everything came to a stop. I looked at the bobbin casement and found that it had been pushed upwards.  This has happened before a couple of times and I had kind of ignored it.  Today the casement wouldn't go back easily and unless I sew fairly slowly, it pops out again.  Gah.  I would liken sewing at present to driving a car with a loose exhaust.  Noisy and unsettling.  So there is nothing to do but buy a new one.  That means ordering online from England. There goes that new fabric I was going to buy.

This is one bright and cheerful quilt - much brighter than I normally go for but I love it and really believe it will make a young person happy - once it is basted and quilted!

This month as quilter, I have chosen this patchwheel block by Don't Call Me Betsy.  Click here to see the blocks made so far.  It's going to be a beautiful quilt - thanks ladies!

Yesterday morning I had a bit of a fiddle with my blog and added some pages showing my finished quilts (9 apparently!), some of my favourite photos of Morocco and some recipes (a work in progress), so if you fancy a snoop round - feel free!




17 comments:

Susan Standen said...

Loving that quilt top. Hope your machine gets its new bits quickly because this is going to be such a good finish!

Cherie said...

A great looking quilt top! So sorry to hear about the machine. Is there no way it can be repaired? =D

Trudi said...

Dont ya just hate it when the machine has a hissy fit just when you are going full guns! and its such a beautiful top too! I love the new blocks, gonna be another good'n :)

Catherine said...

Love your new pages. Your photos are beautiful and what a great idea - I'd like to shamelessly copy it although the location and food here are not quite as wonderfully exotic:-)

Kris said...

Oh it's lovely! Absolutely beautiful. Hope your machine recovers ;)

Kari's Stitches said...

I love the top, is there a tut or somewhere I can learn this one?

Thanks!

Patchwork and Play said...

Your quilt top is beautiful! The first photo of it all 'scrunched' up is lovely! Good luck on the sewing machine front!

Leanne said...

I hope your machine gets the right parts asap! That quilt is going to look great.

nicolette at dutchcomfort said...
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nicolette at dutchcomfort said...

That quilt top looks wonderful!
When my sewing machine has the hiccups I always try to make it work again by changing the needle, the thread, cleaning the bobbin (house?), the thread tension.
But I’m sure you tried all of that?
My Janome doesn’t like to stitch with Gütermann threads.
Hope your new machine arrives quickly and I love your new Care circle block idea!

Charlotte said...

it looks fantastic!

Katy Cameron said...

Oh bugger on the machine! The quilt top looks great though :o)

Judith, Belfast said...

Oh no! What a hormonal sewing machine! Great excuse to upgrade though! Beautiful xo quilt! Jxo

Collette said...

oh hope the machine is happier soon! lovely quilt top too and off to have a snoop! x

Flying Blind... said...

How could you have broken it already!!!? You must still be in warranty?

Jenelle said...

It's so colorful and scrappy. I love it! I hope you and your machine reconcile soon. ;)

Janine said...

This is going to be such a lovely fun quilt and I love your hexies in the post above :)