My husband purchased tiny little attachments for our vacuum cleaner that I can use to suck the lint from the machine. Well worth the investment. But I also find pipe cleaners work well for getting in those hard to reach spots. What are your favorite tricks for cleaning your machine?
Monday was our guilds monthly meeting. Since I'm fairly new to the group, I had yet to make my official Quilters at Heart name tag. One of the ladies was nice enough to bring a small pattern of the heart that everyone used to make their tags. I chose to paper pieces mine from scraps left over from the Modern Building Blocks quilt I'm working on. I went with bright colors and of course added some quilting bling to it. All that's left to do is sewing a backing on. Hello my name is...
I also decided to mark the second block for the whole cloth quilt along I've been participating in on Face Book being lead by Ren at Free Motion Quilting with Ren.
Oliver insisted I point out that when I marked the feathers around the heart, I used a printed template that Ren posted for us. It made this task a bit easier, although I had been practicing and could have probably free handed it.
When I marked the chevrons, I ended up drawing them across the heart to make sure everything lined up as it should. Hopefully I can remember which are quilting lines and which are not when I start that project. Thank goodness for water soluble pens, is all I have to say. So what made me decide to work on the second block?
This little delivery from the mail man. As most of you know, I have a long love affair with Aurifil threads. I swear we didn't have a fight and I am not quitting them. I've been hearing great things about Wonder Fil and thought maybe it's time to check them out. I ordered:
Deco Bob--80 wt cottonized polyester
Invisa Fil--100 wt cottonized polyester
I'm pretty excited to give these bad boys a try.
This little piece of paper haunts me everyday at work. It's an evil little reminder of all the
quilt tops stacked in my back room waiting for my attention. It has been killing me that I haven't crossed one off my list this year. So a few weeks ago, I broke down and sent one to a long arm quilter. I got the much awaited phone call this week that it can be picked up! So hopefully, in a few more days I can mark one off this list and share a finish with you.
And lastly, (I hope you are still with me) I signed up for yet another blog hop this week.
It is the Dog Gone Cute quilt a long at Sew Fresh Quilts. Lorna will kick off the quilt along September 1st and the blog hop will start in October. If you would be interested in participating or would just like to get the pattern click on over to Sew Fresh Quilts.
Other than finishing my block for Kat at Kat and Cat Quilts (read more about Kat, her cause here and the block I finished here ), that pretty much sums up my quilting week. Hope everyone has had a productive week in all of your adventures.