Showing posts from August, 2017

Another Bites the Dust...

I mean, gets put up! Doesn't have the same ring though. I put up Victoria from Corpse Bride up on the website. I hope it gets tested soon, so it can go up on Fandom in Stitches. I have been a bit slower than I would like because I have been battling tonsillitis of late. I am now on some antibiotics and doing much better. I haven't had much time to sew either, which sucks.

I thought I would also tease some other projects I am doing for a friend. She said I could put them up once they are finished, so you guys can play with them too!

Get'er Done!

I have been trying to get the patterns that have log jammed straightened out over the past few days. I have submitted my final Black Widow Spider block to Fandom in Stitches, so that should be up there soon. I just put up Emily's Butterfly on my site and asked for it to be tested. I think it looks rather pretty and could be used in a lot of different kinds of quilts. I have also been working on a few more Corpse Bride patterns, but they are not quite ready yet. You can check them out in the WIP thingy on the quilt page.

That's all for now. Now, back to work!

Achievement Unlocked: Funding!

I have some WONDERFUL news. My GoFundMe campaign is officially over! A very generous individual donated the remainder of the amount needed for me to get Electric Quilt 7. I have closed donations and I hope to be able to order the software very soon. Thank you to everyone who donated money or well wishes! I am so humble and grateful! Thank you all so much for your support!

Oh, Good News!

I have some great news to share with everyone. This past Friday, I snagged a huge win from the local Freecycle. I saw a posting about a free sewing machine. According to the ad "Machine still works,but having problems with bobbin constantly jamming." I figured I would give it a shot and put my hat in the ring. The poster said I got it and I made arrangements to go pick it up after work that day. They said that they bought it used (5 years old) from a local quilting shop 5 years ago, which makes it about 10-12 years old. They could never get the bobbin to stop jamming up, but I was welcome to it. Well, upon getting it home, I could see there was a HUGE snarl in the bobbin mechanism. I also see that, specifically, it is a Pfaff Expressions 2036... and according to the sticker that is still on top of the machine, the previous owner paid just under $1800.00 used 5-ish years ago. OMG! WOW! I worked on it for a few nights using pins, baby bottle brushes and tweezers to eventually …

More Previews

I have not been lazy, but I have a lot of things that are not quite ready to see the light of day. I finally updated my "Other Blocks" section of my website.. but I wanted to show them off here too. Here I can talk a little bit about each one and the progress that needs to happen before I can send them out into the great interwebs.

First up I have a small update with my Corpse Bride: Black Widow. My kind tester gave me a little bit of feedback and I have updated the pattern (the current one is still fine, I just combined two pieces) but I have yet to turn it into a proper PDF. That work must be done at night after the munchkins go to bed and I can use my home computer to do this stuff. Anyway, here is the tested piece!

Next are some Harley Quinn themed easy geometric blocks. They will go together to make the larger quilt I hinted at last time I blogged. I actually have these printed out at home because I want to get my skills on par so I can make a full scale quilt myself...…

Hiatus with Update

I haven't posted in a while and there are a few reasons for that.
I have been using my new-old machine (White Rotary Series 77) to upcycle some thrift store finds into curtain, which my house sorely needs. These pictures are horrible, I know that. The lighting is off. These are made from bed sheets (both flat and fitted), table clothes and shower curtains. I didn't pick any of them out, my husband went on a run and this is what he brought home. On the plus side, I am kinda learning how to use my narrow hemming foot for my machine. They are not good, but serviceable. The seams are uneven and wonky. If anyone has any hits on how to make it work, I am all ears.

I have also been working on a pattern that I plan on using all to myself... for myself? I may publish it later, but I want to keep it to learn how to do paper piecing on. It is simple, but has enough geeky-ness to it to make me happy. It kept me up for hours last night because I couldn't stop thinking about it. I also …