Sunday, July 10, 2022

Slow Sunday Stitching

This week was a little bit slower for me.  I enjoyed a great Fourth of July with my family, good food, and watching the fireworks in my daughter's neighborhood.

The only activity I had this week was a board meeting for the quilt guild.  So I was able to get the rest of the Storm at Sea blocks done for my brother's lighthouse quilt.   I had originally thought I would add some filler blocks on the top and bottom, but after I had attached the sides of the quilt, decided I could make 6 more blocks, and not have to add any filler blocks, but had no more of the original fabric.  So Saturday afternoon went out and found some more fabric that will coordinate with the original fabrics.   Right now I have no floor space to lay it out completely flat.  

What I have done for slow stitching this week are my Gathered Blessings by Kathy Schmitz and a One Stitch at a Time stitchery.  These are what I will be working on this week for Slow Sunday Stitching.  

I will be linking up at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.  Head on over and check out what others have been working on.  

Last week I tried to continue quilting on my granddaughter's graduation quilt, but my Handiquilter Moxie definitely had a problem.  I went back to the dealer and she offered me some suggestions such as cleaning the rails, cleaning the encoder wheels that help with the stitch regulation.  She also said to try to quilt a square.  I went home and tried those things to no avail, it had a problem moving side to side, it would stick, and then make a huge stitch.    I only had 2 more rows to go with Kyleigh's quilt, so I went ahead and finished it with the manual mode.  The dealer said she could come in 2 weeks after work, and check it out, or call Handiquilter which I did.  The technical support determined I needed the rear encoder, which was side to side directions, and is sending me a new one.  

Meanwhile this week I will be picking out the bad spots in Kyleigh's quilt and redoing it on my domestic machine and hopefully get the binding on.   I will also try to get 6 more Storm at Sea Blocks so I can add the top and bottom to the lighthouse quilt.  

Thanks for stopping by!  


  1. Karrin, the Storm at Sea blocks look amazing on your brother's Lighthouse quilt! Gosh, this is going to be a stunning quilt! What a pain that your quilting machine is causing you grief. Hopefully it is fixed soon and you are happily quilting away with no more problems.

  2. I hope you can get your machine working well again - I have a hard time even fixing an old small machine!

  3. Your brother's quilt is looking good!

  4. Kathi Clower8:11 AM

    Hi Karrin … so sorry you are having issues with your long arm! Sounds like handiquilter has good support though… good luck finishing that graduation quilt:)

  5. The lighthouse quilt is going to be amazing, Karrin! You're getting close on it. I love your embroideries, too - you know I'm a KS fan! Hope the piece they're sending you will take care of the problem on your quilting machine. That's no fun!

  6. Your Storm at Sea ⛵ looks amazing 😻.
    Your stitcheries are coming along great.

  7. I'm sorry you had such a frustration with your quilting machine.
    You'll need the relaxation of those sweet Kathy Schmitz hand stitching projects!

  8. Hi,
    Your Storm at Sea Quilt is awesome, it will be beautiful
    when finished. Have a great day!

  9. Anonymous2:10 PM

    The storm at sea blocks are a perfect border for the lighthouses! Hope your machine is back up and running soon.
    Gail at the Cozy Quilter

  10. Your Lighthouse quilt is looking great! I really like the embroidery that you are working on also. So sorry your quilting machine is giving your trouble. Have a great week!

  11. It looks like you had a fun 4th of July! Don’t you just love weeks when you get to stay home and sew? Your lighthouse quilt is so lovely! It goes well with a series I’m reading – Lighthouse Library Mystery! Your hand embroidery projects are so lovely! I fell in love with your rabbit! 😉
    I’m so sorry that your Handiquilter Moxie was misbehaving, but am glad you got the problem solved! You know, I remember when Kyleigh left for college! How time flies! Happy stitching!

  12. You have a lot going on with the lighthouse quilts, but several more blocks later and you will be crossing the finishing line.

  13. Your Storm of the Sea blocks look fabulous and so does your stitchery. Have a great week.

  14. I remember when I purchased my Handi Quilter in 2005! Problems with stitches, problems with the first table they made. Hubby has fixed all the engineering mistakes they had then. My HQ still runs like a top! Hope you can get yours fixed ASAP. Was it new when you purchased it? Hugs