I am back in the sewing room today. I have join the BOM at http://www.craftsy.com. It is a great BOM with video instructions and course printouts. I have already completed my January/February blocks. you can not move ahead to March until March, which is good for me. It will give me time to hit more of my UFOs, UFQs, flimsies or what every I need to do. (My grandson has been asking me to sew up a couple of his pants that have splits in the sits.)
The first two blocks are the January BOM they are Asterisk and the Wonky Pound Sign. My Wonky block is not right, I don’t think the lines should cross, also I am not liking the yellow batik. I think I will do that block over. The bottom two blocks are the Balkan Puzzle and the Chunky Chevron block. I am really loving that lime green. My Chunky Chevron has been pieced, but I have not sewed the rows together. (Note: I think that using a scant 1/4” seam on these blocks is best to get you a true 12-1/2 square.) I will give you may views on the scant 1/4” seam tomorrow. My sewing machine started to act up, thread getting stuck in the feed-dogs. I am luck I used a pig to start off the sewing or I would have chewed up my block. Since it was late, I thought I wait until tomorrow to see what the problem is. If I can not get it to work I will have to use one of the other sewing machines I have.
Yes, I have like 3 or 4 sewing machines, 2 sergers, and an embroidery machine. None of them are new models, they are old, and God, I need a new machine. Hoping that I will win one, or my income tax check is big enough, that I can put a down payment on one. Lord, those new machines cost you almost a car note (and I don’t have a car).
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