Sunday, November 03, 2013

Nine Patches

In fact, 90 nine patches.

Since I was still in the Midwinter Reds mood after my failed attempt with this machine yesterday, I decided to go ahead, on Thelma's suggestion, and start the Nantucket pattern by Minick & Simpson.

Everyone knows Minick & Simpson is one of my favorite fabric and pattern designers.  Both of them.  Minick AND Simpson! 

Just wanted to make that perfectly clear!

Anyway, I was happy as a pig in mud (need to quit saying that) last night and today playing with this fabric!

About the 750, I went to the Upland Sew yesterday to pick up the table insert.  I took a sample of the problems I was having.  Rosalie was so sweet to sit down with me for an hour to go over a few things.  One problem is I had hooked an extra thingy when I threaded the machine.  We went over the bobbin winding and insertion, and I had done that correctly.  This probably sounds silly since I was using a 440 for seven or eight years, but I didn't know how to use the needle threader.  (The first time I tried to use it on the 440, the blasted thing fell off and it never was important enough for me to address.)

Now I need to cut more fabric to continue on with this pattern.  I was so anxious to sew yesterday that I only cut what I needed for the 9Ps. 

Yes, my back and neck are hurting, but sometimes you have to pay to play!

Penny ..... when I got her I wasn't sewing much.  She just doesn't know how to act or what to do when I'm at the machine, and I was getting really tired really fast of her whining.

I thought back to how good Daisy was when I was sewing.  Then I remembered that I had a bed for her in the corner between the cutting table and the machine.  So I took an old bed and put it back there with her favorite quilt right out of the dryer.  She hopped in there and stayed until it was time to chase the sunbeams up the staircase.  Problem solved!  I guess I need to get her a new bed since that one is about worn out!  And get her a new favorite quilt that I don't like as much as that one!  LOL.

Two happy puppies here today at LA Quilter!


Cathy said...

I'm glad to hear you got your sewing machine problems resolved; I would not want to spend all that $$ on a machine and not love it! And isn't it good to be working on a new project!!

karen @ badlandsquilts said...

Ooo, FUN! I have admired a few of the patterns that match the midwinter reds but realize I better order a kit before they are all gone! Enjoy!

Gwen said...

Love hearing that there are happy quilters in LA Quilter! Just waiting for the day you are quilting the the right LA!

mascanlon said...

Hurrah! Even though it started out badly sounds like the weekend was a success!

Darlene said...

Oh, I'm green with envy. I want to make that quilt, too. It's a favorite and near the top of my list.

Carol said...

It is absolutely going to be wonderful! So glad you got the machine figured out...that is just the most frustrating! Oh sweet she'll be your happy little sewing companion...sounds like a perfect day!

AnnieO said...

Love those 9ps! Great that the machine's newness will wear off more quickly now that you've gotten familiar with all the solutions :). If there is a Ross store near you, they have cute dog beds for next to nothing!

Deb said...

I'm making the Holiday quilt from Minick & Simpson with the Midwinter Reds material. Just starting cutting yesterday and can't wait to see what it's going to look like - love that line of material and it's going like hotcakes in the stores. I have two dachshunds and a bed for each of them in my sewing room, works out very nicely!

Sinta Renee said...

I love your progress on Nantucket so far! I love Minick and Simpson too! This pattern has been on my list for a long time... I am so glad that Midwinter Reds came along to make it with!

pdudgeon said...

i just ordered my midwinter reds and the pattern yesterday to make this same quilt! sounds like we're all in a Minick & Simpson mood. I hope Moda is listening and puts out a second run of this fabric, because it really is flying off the shelves!

meanwhile i'm contenting my urge for 9 patches by sewing a Minick & Simpson "Chippewa 9 patch" quilt pattern in blues,white, tans and medium browns. I've got 96 nine patches made, and still that many more to go. It's an old pattern, but definitely a goodie.