I do have my spare machine, but - I wanted to just sit and sew without any stress'....
So, if I can't sew, let me show you some pictures instead! See! the silver lining in this black cloud!!! (hmmm, new machine coming home soon???)...... okay, pics!!!
This is the front of a baby quit - for no reason other than I wanted to make it! It is a coin quilt - "Stacked Coins Baby Quilt" by Amanda Jean!! I just really liked this quilt and when I saw the nickel pack - soft blues, greens, yellow, not baby/kid colours at all, I just thought it would be a great quilt to make. And I like it!! Even that wrinkly part, hmmmmm - it is there now, and I am not sure if I will/can leave it, but for now, it stays. Below is the backing. I just realized, it does not have the extra strip sewn on the bottom of the backing in this pic!! Well, when it's done done - I will show you the full pieced backing for this guy!! (Or Girl!!!!)
No, no one is expecting - that I know of!! I just am finding myself looking a baby quilts lately. Probably because of the fact that I can make something, and it won't be HUGE!!! But I can still try to make the block! and try the process with an big commitment of time or fabric. And I like new things to try....
Now we have moved onto my newest start..... I know, I said I wouldn't, but I did. This is the Jelly Bean quilt from the book Accent on Angles, that I show below. I had gone to her trunk show (uh oh!!) and just had to bring this book home. I paid more for this book (yes, it's signed!!) than I normally do. I paid full quilt store price....I usually find my books online for way less..... but, I bought it!! I had to re-live the trunks show!! I liked what I saw and they are here to see again!!!!
This is one labour intensive quilt!!
Okay, need to get out my travel machine, set it up and get the ol' girl into her case and she is going to the Dr's tomorrow..... Hubby thought it might be the power supply gave up the ghost. The old girl is about 13 years old.... maybe more, but not much, so..... tomorrow I will find out.
Tomorrow I am off to take the dog to the groomers and then visit with my sister for a bit. I am busy tomorrow - and now I need to go take my machine in...... I am going to make myself feel like it's HAPPY HOUR - it is still a great day!!!!!