My first block is done for my
Scrappy Irish Chain Scrap Along Quilt
This scrappy goodness is being hosted by Corey Yoder.
This is Block A ~1 of 13
Here are her inctructions
Scrappy Irish Chain Scrap Along ~ Part 2 ~ Block Piecing
This is a very big and busy block made of 9 rows of 2.5" squares.
I need to make one of the Block B next so I can see how my fabrics and colors are working. Right now I cannot see the pattern. The large neutral background center in the alternate block is really needed as a place eyes to rest.
It was good to be back to sewing. My lovely workhorse of a Janome MC6600p is getting old. I have sewn so many seams with her that her tension mechanism is wearing out. I have the tension set to the max to get an even stitch. It is one of the reasons that I took a break from machine sewing. Buying a new machine is not an option for me now. I need to find away to get my machine working.
Overall, I am pleased with my back-to-sewing efforts so far.
Looking forward to playing with the fabrics again tomorrow.
Hope to get another block done tomorrow.
It is a bit busy Pat, but looking so lovely. The colors together are so fresh and pretty. I'm sorry your machine is wearing out. I hope it lasts till you can fix it or buy something else. You can often find good machines at thrift stores. good luck!
I have a 6600 too. I prefer to piece on 1950s machines, a Singer 301. I purchased one as a travel machine and it was cheap! I love that I can do all the servicing it needs. These old machines are great and readily available. Just a thought as the new machines can be ridiculously expensive.
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