Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Flushed with success, I'll attempt another post

Okay, that last post worked, with pictures and everything.  I haven't figured out how to crop them or do any sort of adjustment, so you're getting raw from the camera, but at least there are pictures.  I don't imagine I could do a quilt block justice with just a verbal description.  ("Hey, look, red!  Oh, wait, you can't look.")

So now I'm ready to tackle the mysteries of my daughter's sewing machine.  It's an older Kenmore and is a good solid machine - no whacky whimmydiddles to confuse me as I tried to figure out things like 'Where's the Lever for the Presser Foot?' and 'How do You Set the Stitch Length?' 
I used the 365 Challenge March 28 block as a test piece.  (Getting way ahead of myself, but it was the easiest one in the stack.)

I figured out where the 1/4" seam allowance was accurate and set to work.

Another 365 block - this sweet little flower basket, which I really like.   Enough so that I had a crazy idea to make several of these blocks and make a small quilt.  Then I went and drank a glass of water and came to my senses.   Those are 1/2" HSTs, folks...

(Sorry the picture is sideways, but I haven't yet figured out how to rotate photos.  I'm still just happy that I can make them appear at all.)

And for a leader/ender while I was assembling that itsy basket, I made the last of the purple piglets for March.

Though it may not be the last purple piglet ever, since I also made another blue one in the January blue/purples, which implies that no color is really off the table.

(I'm going to have to ask where the iron is, so I can press these poor lumpy things...)

And you know how it is - where there are piglets,

could monkeys be far behind?


Libby in TN said...

Now you know what I was going through. Glad you came to your senses on that basket block.

Scrap and quilts said...

Congrats on finishing the littlest basket! It's awesome. Yes, a quilt of those little baskets would look fabulous but... BUT ... we do have a life somewhere else than the sewing room right? I can hardly believe the monkeys followed you south!! Love the pigs in the monkey block. Too cute. ;^)

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Have I mentioned that i love that you're making pigs in both directions?

Sally T said...

Yay! You're posting! And continuing your magnificent breeding program.

kmkat said...

That first block really appeals to me. Slightly boring, I know, but there it is.