Sunday, October 26, 2008

HeartStrings Sew-in

Blogger seems to have changed the order they upload photos but I'm not going to bother to rearrange them.

First, from our Heartstrings Sew-in yesterday - we mainly worked on making blocks and assembling tops but after I said I hadn't understood instructions for creating pillowcases with no exposed seams, we had a lesson thanks to Ethel. I only sewed the cuff on the one I was holding before going back to assembling my green blocks but Sheree finished sewing it.

(From L-R) Sheree, Barb, me, Virginia
Here's a neat gadget I finally broke down and bought - a *spotlight* for my sewing machine. It's pricey at almost $50 but boy does it help my aging eyes see better.

We took a field trip yesterday to a local quilt shop in Rochester, MN where among other purchases, I replenished my background stash with these fat quarters.
Finally, I can check completing this top off my to do list for October - I assembled it yesterday at the sew-in. Today, I've managed to get the binding made and machine stitched to my Boxed Squares - I'll work on stitching that down later.



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11 comments:

MARCIE said...

The colors in this string quilt are lovely. I think I need to break down and buy that little light. It looks wonderful!

Julia said...

I have been thinking of getting one of those little lights for my HQ, to use on the back of the machine for when I am doing pantos.

I love this quilt! The colors are so soothing! Green is one of my new favorite colors.

Do you still need blocks?

Carol said...

That little light is my very favorite thing. I got one a few weeks ago and I think my piecing has improved...I can see!

Cher said...

what a fun time you had-more light is always helpful!

Deb said...

I bought that light last week too! It is very pricey, but the light is sooo nice.

Stephanie D. said...

I have a little goosneck light that I bought from a yard sale that sits on my sewing table, but it does take up space. I might just ask for one like yours for Christmas.

deputyswife said...

I love that pillowcase pattern. I make new pillowcases for the boys every Christmas with their favorite cartoon character of the year. (It changes all the time!)

meggie said...

Pillowcases look lovely!
Your colour choices are always nice.

Anonymous said...

I love that little light and I love it love it love it. I got one for my birthday a couple of months ago and I have it installed on top of my Prodigy. Just finished a quilt with LOTS and LOTS of SID...boy was this handy! Very handy when you have old eyes...and other old parts to :-(

Shari in AZ

swooze said...

I love my little bright light! It is so bad....I sew with 4 lights plus the machine light now.

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, I'm concerned about using the magnetic light on my machines, I have heard,and read, that anything magnetic should not be used on computerized machines. Both my regular machine and long-arm are computerized. How do you feel about this and have you heard the concerns? I really would be great to have. Thanks. G.