My adventures into quilt patterning, paper piecing and geeky and nerdy quilting!
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I have some crazy awesome news! A friend over at Fandom tested out my Maggot block. It needs some more work before it get put up for submission to the website, but she sent me a picture (plus a bunch of suggestions, which I will get on this weekend). Doesn't it look great! I can't wait to make it more user friendly and fix some of the short comings! It is so amazing to see your hard work come to life! And with each one I learn something new. Thank you so much Kimberlee!
As for something new.... I have put the Crotch-less undies up. Have at them! Instructions and Pattern.
See! I can be productive with out a proper functioning sewing machine!
Well, it is official, Joker and Harley are "up". "Up" because the file size is too large for the free version of weebly. If you really want to try this huge piece and share in my madness, you are going to have to contact me so I can send it to you. I hope some day to be able to afford to upgrade, but at the moment that just isnt going to happen. If any brave soul out there tries this pattern, please share with me your final version. I would love to see how it comes out!
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...…
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 …