Saturday, July 12, 2008

He works!

Yesterday after work, I ran to Best Friends for my class. Well, as I got closer to the shop, ,I realized that I hadn't checked the schedule to double check the class and started second guessing myself on when the class was. Turns out that it isn't until September. I have no idea how I figured that it was last night! Anyway, since I was there, I had my June BOM block and needed to pick up my July kit and a cut of fabric that would be 10% off. The shop just got this Jetson's fabric in and I just had to have it to make some pants or something! (Sorry that the picture is a little fuzzy!)

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And since I didn't have class, I came home to sew. I had my dinner and then got to work on fixing Bubba. Michelle suggested taking the cover off and cleaning out under the needle plate and oiling the cutting mechanism so I did that. This is what it looked like when I was done with the cleaning.

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Then, I put the cover back on, threaded Bubba, crossed my fingers and sewed a little and hit the thread cutting button.... It worked! I was thrilled! So, I made the next BOM block. I needed 18 half square triangles for this block, but it was fun to make!

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Once I was done with that, I didn't feel like starting anything new, so I finished up another UFO! This was the April UFO from the UFO Challenge. The bindings are now complete!

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All in all, I got 3 hours and 15 minutes in last night.

So far today, I went to my Stash Pot Pie class and buried my threads in the quilt that I quilted last weekend. That's 2 hours towards the July Challenge. I have had lunch and now, it's time for a quick nap - the dogs are calling to me to rest with them! Then, I am going to work on the Lover's Lane blocks!

8 comments:

Jen said...

God, I LOVE those placemats and I've gotta make them. Next time you head over there, could you buy me 3/4 a yard of a Jetson's print and just hang onto it for me until the next time we ship stuff back and forth? I can mail you out a check or pay pal you.

Anonymous said...

wow! those placemats are sooo cool! how was the white and colored binding done? those would make amazing gifts!

i'm following your survivor challenge. don't know how you girls do it. i'm lucky to get a dew hours in each weekend.

ursula

Cindy (aka Peony the House Elf) said...

I'm so glad that Bubba is feeling better. Those placemats rock and I need to make those really bad. What pattern is that so I can start looking.

Kristie said...

Glad your machine is working better! I love your new block!!! I mean I really love it!!! I think that would make a beautiful quilt just using that same block all over!!!!! Hmmmmmm....may have to figure that block out!
Kristie

Michelle said...

Yippee! Yee Haw! I am so happy Bubba works!!! I bet you are too.

I love your blocks, your fabric, and your place mats are just so cute!

Sew Jill, Sew!
Michelle

Carla said...

Those placemats are adorable! The binding really makes them. Excellent work!

Moneik said...

Glad to hear Bubba is feeling better. The placemats are awesome!

Carol VR said...

I love the Jetson fabric... very retro.