Curve It Up

 Quick Curve Ruler and supply bag

 

It is about that time where I am getting ready for my class using the Quick Curve Ruler. I believe this will be my 5th class. We have been doing 2 blocks a month using the ‘Curve It Up Pattern’………. I have really enjoyed working with this ruler. It has been challenging and exciting at the same time, working with curves and the directions are easy to follow. It really is a great ruler! Here are my first eight blocks and I will update after my Feb. class.   My color choices are darker then my classmates but I am really fine with that. These are  16 1/2 ” x 16 1/2″ unfinished blocks.  I hope that you find this interesting and will cheer me on to the end of this quilt. Until next time…….. follow your inner Light!!

Block 1- Churn DashBlock 2-Sawtooth StarBlock 4-Four Patch

Block 5-Nine PatchBlock 6- Curvy GeeseBlock 8-Fancy FansBlock 9-Dresden Plate

Out with the old……..and in with the new!!

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Yesterday, I had the distinct pleasure of purchasing a new Pfaff  Passport 2.0. It is a classroom/backup size machine. I had a lot of fun playing with it and getting familiar with it’s functions. I went from a late 60’s model of a Sears Kenmore to this very modern little guy :) as you can see above.

I used my Kenmore as my “fancy” stitching machine: which really meant a zigzag! So when I had applique or wanted to do some free motion stitching; this was the machine I used.  It has served me well for many years now and it is bitter sweet to say goodbye. On that note though I am excited to be sharing with you some of the fun things I can do now….I now have up to 70 stitches and the many variations that you can customize with stitch length and width. I also purchased a hopping foot …..so I will be playing with that as well and sharing my results.

I like the idea that if I want to, I can “grow” in machines….no where to go but up! :) Pfaff offers many other machines and I am very lucky to have a local dealer here at …… Fabricpatch.net

So I would say to everyone out there who has some concern on the machine they are on. ….It really is the quilter that is the creator of things- the sewing machine is just a tool. Use what you have to it’s fullest and have fun!! My everyday sewing machine is still my Singer 301 that I received from my grandmother. It does a prefect 1/4 inch. Until next time…..keep sewing!

And so the new year begins…..

So it is five days into the new year and already I feel like I am behind in my projects.:)  I have made my lists for personal projects, commissioned projects and gifts that need to be either begun or finished. I was able to cross off some projects that have been waiting to get finished for some time and they are now sitting in their new homes….all happy and comfy.

My goal this year is to stay healthy and be productive. I will try to make/post tutorials …so that you can follow along on some of my projects and in others; I might just share a photo or two. I love to be a bit spontaneous:  so keeping you on your toes might be something that happens as well!:)  I am involved in a BOM (block of the month) at my local quilt store (LQS) and so I look forward to sharing those with you.

I look forward to your input and will try to answer you in a timely manner. Until next time….cherish each moment for what it is! LIFE