I had hoped to have made amazing progress on Sunset over the Men's Department (Orca Bay) this week, but I didn't. I got more cut out, but very little more sewn. Maybe next week
What did happen was all small stuff, but that doesn't mean it isn't important stuff.
First, I put the borders on my version of the Temecula 12 Days of Christmas quilt (sorry, you'll have to scroll back a little to find it--you can't link on their blog to an individual post). It has been fun to see what so many others have done with this pattern. Carolyn did a nice one in red and white--great for Valentine's Day. Vivian's, in a vintage red and green combination, truly fits the "12 Days of Christmas" name. There are so many others--wish I could link to them all. Mine was from my Civil War repro scrap basket.
Then I got the Itty Bitty Pinwheels sewn together. This finishes at a tiny 10 1/2 inches. When it is quilted I think it will be a table topper in my sewing room.
1 and 2 of Lori's doll quilt-along at Humble Quilts. I can't believe I got them done before the next part was posted. I wish my yellow was a little lighter. I had said I was doing this entirely from stash, but I didn't really have a yellow in my repro fabrics--just gold. I finally broke down and went to a LQS to look for a yellow. This was all they had in the repros. It is a lovely Jo Morton print, but I had hoped for something not so dark.
I am in the process of trying to choose a sewing machine specifically dedicated to FMQ. I don't want bells and whistles, just something to do the job. If you have a midarm or a DSM with large harp space that you love, or if you've had experience with one you think I should avoid, I would love to know about it. I have all the info from the dealers. In fact, I think I am on information overload. Now I would like to hear from the users.
That's it for now. Until next time,