Sunday, August 26, 2012

I got a new sewing machine! After 30 years of sewing on my Singer, I have finally taken the plung for something better.  Husqvarna Viking Tribute 140 Year Special Edition.  I do not have to pin my fabric every inch any more!  I used the package of 2.5 inch strips that I bought at the Quilted Cow and made all the blocks and put them on my design wall. Then I used the scraps to make a baby quilt top. 
I just sewed all the strips together in sets of three, then chopped them into 6.5 inch squares, and viola'. I tossed them up on my design wall (aka a flannel quilt I have hung on the wall). Now I am ready to sew all those blocks together! Yeah!! With my new Husqvarna!!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Another smokey day in Idaho.  I am back from a fantastic road trip from Tucson, Arizona to St. Louis, Missouri.  We started on August 2, 2012. Had tamales before hitting the highway to the east. We made it to Roswell, New Mexico, where we spent the first night. Next morning, a swim in the pool, back in the car, and off to the local quilt shop.  What can I say?  I will post more photos in a link under my menu titled, "My Adventures in Quilting".  I managed to visit four whole quilt shops on the trip!