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New Machine, Improv & Patterns

Yay, it’s Saturday!!! Despite the frigid temps today, I’m determined to enjoy the beautiful sunshine! Amanda is home for spring break and I’m happy to have everyone in the same place for a week. Amanda is happy to rest her sprained ankle! She rolled her ankle up at UNH this week and ended up with an air cast and crutches. Not ideal when you live on the fourth floor of a very old dorm with no elevator! Thankfully it’s feeling better now and she has a week to rest!

The mailman brought me a new machine on Wednesday! I’ve been obsessing about the new line of Ever Sewn machines that recently came out. Feeling like it was time to upgrade my travel machine, I bought the Ever Sewn Sparrow 20. It’s lightweight, super cute, full of decorative stitches and is an all around great machine! It’s not uber fancy but it’s just perfect for bringing to class or setting up in the dining room when you want the flexibility of a smaller machine. I believe these are made by Bernina for the Brewer company. They’ve been all the rage lately!

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I ordered mine through Sewing Machines Plus while they were on sale and then an additional 10% off with free shipping. Yes please. I’ll review it on the next podcast!

Yesterday I allowed myself to play with improv sewing. I’m a pinner and a careful planner so improv sewing is not my jam, so to speak. However, I made the blocks for two reasons. One is they are a study in color theory. The fabrics I chose are split complimentary which is why they look nice together!

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My goal is to make several of these type of blocks in different color schemes from the color wheel. The second reason is because I need some smaller pieces to practice ruler work and fillers on the long arm machine. I’m looking forward to quilting these and then using them as teaching tools for my students.

I particularly enjoyed piecing a block and then cutting it up to use as strips in the other blocks. It was a fun exercise!

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The rest of my week has been teaching and quilting Seaglass on the long arm. I’m almost finished with it!

I’ve also been plugging away on knitting my loom sock when I’m not playing around with the new sewing machine!

I was at my mom’s house recently and she had this pretty set up happening on her kitchen table!

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You might recognize the pattern from the Seasonal Trio series. I came home and put mine on the front door!

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I’ve been enjoying the mini quilts on the front door for a few months now. I like to pull in the driveway and be greeted with a quilt! I know, I’m a nerd. Anyway, if you’re looking to decorate for St. Patty’s Day, there’s plenty of time to make this mini. There are four Seasonal Trio patterns and each one has instructions for three projects. Check them out here on my Craftsy store:

https://www.craftsy.com/search?query=quilt%20cabana%20patterns

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Enjoy the weekend!

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A Finish, A Binding & A Bird

This week I finished up the Christmas Jelly Roll quilt!!!

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The backing fabric was from Joann’s and I think it was a good complement to the quilt.

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I also worked some more on my free motion quilting…these are the samples I have been working on for a few minutes twice a week.

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Today on Nancy Zieman’s blog, she has a tutorial for how she joins the binding on a quilt and this is exactly how I do it as well! Check it out, it’s so easy.

http://www.nancyzieman.com/blog/quilting-made-easy/how-to-sew-quilt-binding/

I found out this week that the Seasonal Trio and Coming Down The Chimney quilts and patterns will be going to quilt market with the QuiltWoman booth!! Yippee!!! So glad to be represented there although I wish I could be there myself. These are the ones that will be there…

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If you want to order any of these, please click here.

Recently we put up a humming bird feeder on the window and look how cute this little guy is…
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I’m off to work on a new pattern that I am hoping to use some of Holly Holderman’s Sweet Thing fabric on…her fabric is soooo cute.
Sandi

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