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.
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