Having been given a jelly roll and a quilting book for Christmas 2010, there is no excuse not to get on with quiltmaking.

Here's what happened next...


Saturday, 12 March 2011

Christmas Quiltalong! March, pt2

I hope that I'm not making a strategic error here - & all the experienced quilters will tell me that I am, I'm sure - but I have changed sewing machines since last month's QAL.

I haven't gone & squandered a load of my hard-earned on a new machine (not just yet, anyway!), but swapped machines with mum for the time being.

The theory is, that if I am going to buy an updated machine in time, having a bit of experience with a couple of types of older machine will mean I've a better idea of what I want from a new one.

So I approach this month's QAL blocks with trepidation - I have the fabric for both blocks cut, & now I have to actually do some sewing...

It's too early for a glass of fortifying Christmas sherry, isn't it?


  1. I think it's okay to switch machines. Whatever works best for you so you can complete your projects. Look forward to seeing you stars. It may be time for a sherry in your area of the world, but it's just past noon here so I have to wait a few hours;-)

  2. I think that as long as you are careful about your seam allowance, you'll be OK. Oh and the sun's gone down so no, it's not too early for a glass of something alcoholic. After all, it is Christmas!

  3. The sewing machine is working out well, girls, thankyou - although quite a a bit of yesterday was taken up faffing about marking the footplate with tape to my satisfaction so I can better judge 1/4" seams.


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