Hi Guest, Welcome to the quilting forums, register now —or—

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12
  1. #1
    Batting Beauty

    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    285
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default WiP Nov 1 -7, 2019

    Wow, better late than never?

    I'm still swamped at work, we did get a recent hire (former intern) to give us a hand, but that makes us down just one and a half people. She still has to do her actual job, too. Luckily she is able to help with journal entries and reconciliations, but not much with the day to day items.

    And when work explodes, it's my stitching that suffers, sad to say. I did get to work the local quilt guild booth at the library Fiber Fair last Sunday. We had demos of EPP, applique, traditional hand piecing (me), hand quilting and sewing on a binding. It was a lot of fun, actually, and I got about a third of a 24 inch Carpenter's Wheel block in Christmas fabrics done.

    I really haven't mentioned my orphan block quilt yet, but whenever I need to do a test block, I make it in holiday fabrics in the hope that I can eventually make a 'gypsy' or 'sampler' type top.

    Hope everyone's weekend is going well.

  2. Thanks SuzanneOrleansOntario, am2901 thanked for this post
  3. #2
    Missouri Star

    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Bentonville, Arkansas
    Posts
    5,227
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: WiP Nov 1 -7, 2019

    Got the next three blocks done on Kaleidoscope Dreams. These are blocks E, M, and F.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	100_5294.JPG 
Views:	19 
Size:	113.4 KB 
ID:	161194Click image for larger version. 

Name:	100_5289.JPG 
Views:	21 
Size:	110.8 KB 
ID:	161195

    Four more paper pieced blocks to go, then a log cabin border and lots of flying geese.

    Poor trick or treaters had horrible weather. Turn out was unusually low. I have lots of candy left over. I really should not eat the candy, but so far I am not resisting temptation.
    Stash Treasure Acquisitions Beyond Life Expectancy. My stash keeps me STABLE, oh yeah.... and dark chocolate.

  4. Thanks Claire Hallman, SuzanneOrleansOntario, TMP thanked for this post
  5. #3
    Block Queen

    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Posts
    148
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: WiP Nov 1 -7, 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by threadbndr View Post
    I really haven't mentioned my orphan block quilt yet, but whenever I need to do a test block, I make it in holiday fabrics in the hope that I can eventually make a 'gypsy' or 'sampler' type top.
    Threadbndr, I like your idea of an "orphan block quilt" made with test blocks in holiday fabrics. Thanks for posting that.

  6. Thanks SuzanneOrleansOntario thanked for this post
  7. #4
    Missouri Star

    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Along the Illinois river-Central Illinois
    Posts
    3,179
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: WiP Nov 1 -7, 2019

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	tanners orchard 2019 oct 12.jpg 
Views:	26 
Size:	138.1 KB 
ID:	161196

    It got really windy and cold here, then it snowed.. Our annual trip to tanners orchard was short and sweet. Here I am with about 3 layers on and looking for more cover ups.

    I, too, make a block to audition and then save it for a later Orphan quilt. My newest attempt is the international Sister block.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	International Sister Block.jpg 
Views:	23 
Size:	108.9 KB 
ID:	161197
    My thinking is that it could be a great scrap buster.

  8. Thanks Granny Fran, SuzanneOrleansOntario thanked for this post
  9. #5
    Missouri Star

    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    1,839
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: WiP Nov 1 -7, 2019

    Hi everyone,

    I haven't been sewing for the last couple of months. It all started when my I dropped the bobbin case out of my long arm. I couldn't get the washer back into the case. I ordered some new washer and they sent the wrong washers, after getting that mess with the company settled I just ordered a new case with a few extra washers. When they set up my machine they showed me how to use a towa gauge. I have not used the gadget since that day. Now after watching videos I am still lost with the thing. I do know that the tension should be 180-200. I have so many quilts tops that need quilting. Right now I am just frustrated with myself because my machine sews perfect stitches when the tension is correct. I have thought about taking the tower gauge to a local fabric shop and seeing if they could help me. The problem with that is they don't sell the brand of machine I have and I don't want them to think I'm using them. I'm not sure where to go next.

  10. Thanks SuzanneOrleansOntario thanked for this post
  11. #6
    Missouri Star

    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Bentonville, Arkansas
    Posts
    5,227
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: WiP Nov 1 -7, 2019

    What kind of problem are you having with the Towa tension gauge? Have you tried this video?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmW6qwotQGQ
    Stash Treasure Acquisitions Beyond Life Expectancy. My stash keeps me STABLE, oh yeah.... and dark chocolate.

  12. #7
    Missouri Star

    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    3,335
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: WiP Nov 1 -7, 2019

    I haven't been in mysewing room much since the stomach flu I got has put me out all this week. I did finish adding the last border on the hanging gardens quilt. I will post later.

    I really like the idea of a xmas orphan block quilt. That could work for me as xmas fabric always seems to be given to me, or they multiple in my bin.

    Tomorrow is VictorIa quilt. I've been tasked to sew the binding on 3-4 quilts, then I will bring home to hand sew the binding. Uhm, maybe I could machine sew some on. I don't usually do this, but it would get them done much faster. We have about 8-9 quilts to turn in this month.

    Enjoy life and do what makes you happy. Everything else will follow.

    Every day I try to do one thing that challenges my comfort zone.

  13. #8
    Missouri Star

    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Pelham, Alabama
    Posts
    4,901
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: WiP Nov 1 -7, 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by TMP View Post
    Hi everyone,

    I haven't been sewing for the last couple of months. It all started when my I dropped the bobbin case out of my long arm. I couldn't get the washer back into the case. I ordered some new washer and they sent the wrong washers, after getting that mess with the company settled I just ordered a new case with a few extra washers. When they set up my machine they showed me how to use a towa gauge. I have not used the gadget since that day. Now after watching videos I am still lost with the thing. I do know that the tension should be 180-200. I have so many quilts tops that need quilting. Right now I am just frustrated with myself because my machine sews perfect stitches when the tension is correct. I have thought about taking the tower gauge to a local fabric shop and seeing if they could help me. The problem with that is they don't sell the brand of machine I have and I don't want them to think I'm using them. I'm not sure where to go next.
    Come to guild at 6:30 Thursday at the No Shelby Library and I will be glad to show you how to use the gauge. If you can't come Thursday perhaps we can meet up soon and I will show you.

    I am still working on walking foot quilting a king quilt. It is getting closer to finished.
    I cut out part of the pieces for some little freestanding Christmas trees yesterday, I need to finish that today but will quilt for a while first.
    Have a beautiful Sunday everyone.
    Last edited by Claire Hallman; November 3rd, 2019 at 11:28 AM.

  14. Thanks SuzanneOrleansOntario thanked for this post
  15. #9
    Missouri Star

    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    DeSoto, KS
    Posts
    1,278
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: WiP Nov 1 -7, 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by DeniseSm View Post
    Got the next three blocks done on Kaleidoscope Dreams. These are blocks E, M, and F.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	100_5294.JPG 
Views:	19 
Size:	113.4 KB 
ID:	161194Click image for larger version. 

Name:	100_5289.JPG 
Views:	21 
Size:	110.8 KB 
ID:	161195

    Four more paper pieced blocks to go, then a log cabin border and lots of flying geese.

    Poor trick or treaters had horrible weather. Turn out was unusually low. I have lots of candy left over. I really should not eat the candy, but so far I am not resisting temptation.
    That is absolutely beautiful, you are very talented !

  16. #10
    Missouri Star

    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    1,839
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: WiP Nov 1 -7, 2019

    I probably started my problems in the wrong thread forgive me. I went by a local fabric shop yesterday and ask the owner if she knew how to use the Towa gauge . She said she had never used one but, she showed me a way to hold the bobbin in the case and let it drop and how to determine if the tension was correct. I haven't had time to try out this method and I don't know if it will work for me.

    Claire, thank you so much for your offer to help me. Also, thank you Denise for the video.

    Thanks, again everyone!
    Teresa

  17. Thanks SuzanneOrleansOntario thanked for this post

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •