Monday, February 13, 2012

Design Wall Monday Seques into Procrastination



What fun working with spring colors!   I'll start sewing the blocks together today, I hope.  Then there's applique in the border, a first for me, but something I've been wanting to try.

I'll also spend time checking out sewing machines.  I've just about decided what I want and now it's down to price, dealer and location.  If I take the plunge and buy an expensive new machine, I hope it improves my work as much as I think it might.  Right now I'm sewing on an older machine with no needle down, thread cutter, knee lift, or decorative stitches of any kind and only six and half inches of throat space.  Throat space and needle down are tops on my list.  Any sewing machine advice is very welcome!

Decision making is hard and I've been known to just keep putting off purchases because of it.  Like right now, I need a new rug and bedskirt for the bedroom, a new vacuum cleaner,  possibly a new couch, and two chairs that need to be reupholstered or slip covered.  And I've put all these things off till I really need it all done at once, which gets overwhelming and too expensive to contemplate.  Oh, and I've had a prescription for new glasses since October but can't get around to picking out frames so I'm still wearing the old ones with a scratched lens that I stepped on two years ago!

Well, don't procrastinate about going over to Patchwork Times and checking out all the other Design Wall Monday posts.  There's some really gorgeous work this week!



10 comments:

carol fun said...

Love these blocks! The colors in the fabrics are just so pretty. Oh procrastination is a close companion of mine too - I understand. As for sewing machines, I love the needle down position and the thread cutter feature. I have this on both of my machines, a Juki TL-98Q and a Janome 6500, and they both have extra room in the throat plate area. I think you've got the right criteria - I do love both of my machines but there are sure a lot of choices in the market today- good luck!

marcella said...

What a cool block! Love the happy spring colors too. Best of luck with that long list. Have fun with the sewing machine shopping - there are lots to choose from.

happydaysquilting said...

Love your quilt, great colour combo and your post made me smile :)

Patrica said...

Love the brightness of this quilt! You will LOVE the needle down feature. I did not have this before and don't know how I survived. My new machine is a Janome 6600 and I really like it. It has even feed and a thread cutter which I didn't think was such a big deal but which I can't imagine not having now. The even feed has really improved my piecing

Cathy said...

Pretty quilt! I bought a new machine just before Christmas. I got a Janome Horizon and I LOVE it! It has all the features like needle down, thread cutter, tons of throat space blah blah blah! I adore it!

Teresa Felgueiras said...

Great looking quilt. I love the bright colors.

Vicki Greene said...

Your quilt is so cheerful that it just sings of spring. I can't advise on a sewing machine since I don't even own one.

Aunt Spicy said...

the colors are perfect, just love it!

http://carolking.wordpress.com said...

Hi Jane, Thanks for coming by my blog and commenting. I've been looking over your blog and your quilts are absolutely beautiful! Works of art. And your occasional watercolors are really good as well.

I laughed at your comment where you said your husband said you could find a black cloud in any silver lining!

skalabara.com said...

I just love the fabrics and colors you have chosen for this quilt!