Thursday, February 28, 2013

NewFo February

Last Day of February.........Always a great time to join a Linky party and Giveaway!!! YAY!  Thanks to Cat Patches of course for starting this monthly Party!

So for my new projects with no finishes....

A pin cushion caddy.  I have been seeing pin cushion caddies in photos all over blogger.  Most of the searches I did, came up with a caddy from the book 'Seams to Me'.  All of the reviews however said the measurements in the book are off, and everyone had to "tweak" it.  Well, I am NOT spending money on a book with bad measurements.  So here I am designing my own.


It's kind of a sad day, my brand spanking new Janome 1600p is on its way back to the store.  The knee lift had a weak spot or something and BROKE OFF in the machine.   The customer service guy said he had never heard of that happening. 
 The silver lining: I can use this time to piece my wall quilt and work on smaller projects.  I feel like I may need some borders or something to break up the pattern a bit. I'm winging it. lol Suggestions welcome. :)


Have fun creating today!
Kelly

14 comments:

  1. Yes, sometimes a broken sewing machine is a blessing in disguise, but I always feel like I've lost my arm or something. Love the colors in your stars, and that is my favorite star block. Thanks for linking up today.

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    1. Thanks! I feel a little unbalanced looking at the big hole in the sewing table, but hand sewing pieces for my caddy is keeping me busy! Thanks for stopping in and hosting the party :)

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  2. Your stars quilt is coming along beautifully. I hope your machine is either fixed or replaced soon. It's so difficult to be without it for very long!

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    1. Thanks! Bright colors are fun. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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  3. What a bummer for your machine to break already! Your stars are gorgeous, though.

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to comment :)

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  4. I love those stars you have going there. The thumbnail on the link up page immediately caught my eye. Gorgeous bright and happy colours.

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    1. That it exactly! My sewing room is full of all these bright colors and I can't help but be positive. Takes guts to have this lime green wall though. haha Thanks for stopping in!!

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  5. Wonderful project, the stars set in this color/design or super!

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  6. I love the colours of your stars. Feel for you going without your machine. Chin up! I agree that the blocks seem to need something. How about a grey sashing?

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    1. ah! Grey is a good idea. It would set off the colors. I'll throw a swatch up and see. :-)

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  7. So sorry you are having trouble with your pin cushion. For what we pay for books and patterns these days they should definitely be perfect! I did a quilt with those star blocks and it had a very interesting layout and sashing. You may like it. http://sewthisismyblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/first-2011-finish.html

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    1. Oh, Your finish was lovely! I have been playing all day and decided to go very basic with white borders. It's going to hang on my sewing room wall {which is LIME Green!} lol Simple will be better with such a bright wall color. Thanks for sharing your quilt though, I love the way you set the blocks, something to remember in the future :)

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I really appreciate that you have taken the time to comment. I am so inspired by this community, thank you for that as well. If you have questions {even some suggestions}, I'll be sure to get back to you.

Go sew already! :)
Kelly