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...


Friday, 10 June 2011

Against the Clock

...and on Tuesday, the new walking foot arrived from sewingparts - and I can't wait to try it out!

It included as a freebie a stick with a flat bit on which pokes into the back of the foot and acts as a marker on the quilt. It's called a 'quilter's guide', and I think that Bilbo warned me against this type of gadget some time ago, as being a right ol' waste of time. Advice welcome - as ever - on this.

So I've had the foot for the best part of the week, but - frustratingly - through one commitment or another, I've had no time to start using it, and won't until the weekend.

However, it is the Christmas Quiltalong which is this Saturday - hurrah! I've had a sneak preview of this month's star block's on Cathi's site - they look very complicated!

But I'm sure that QuiltSue - despite now being one of the published elite, having received advance copies of her book - will still be on hand to help! Well done, Sue - I'd be having to have a lie down in a dark room with the excitement of it all!


  1. I love the name walking foot, and I'm happy you are all set to resume your quilting. Will be checking in on Saturday, too.

  2. Glad you're all "tooled up" again, don't try to do too much at the weekend - remember to quit when you are tired.

    That does rather sound like the sort of advice I would have dished out .... but we've been chucking so many pearls of wisdom at you recently that I don't quite remember!

  3. Can't help thinking Bilbo's comment is a bit like the pot calling the kettle black!

    I have got one of those sticky-outy bits, but can't get on with it at all, but that could be cos I only tried it out recently, maybe if I'd used it from the start ....

    I think you'll find this month's star is not as difficult as all that, and yes, I'll be here, and at least we're on the same time zone so if you need to email/phone it's not a problem.

  4. Yes, it all worked out well this weekend, Joanna!

    It doesn't look like a particularly helpful gadget, Bilbo, unless I was looking to echo a previous quilting line a bit further across.

    Haha, Sue - you are too right about Bilbo! This month's was more difficult, but only because it introduced something new - but the result is ok, I think.


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