I was cutting for about 3 different projects at the table side of the quilting machine where I do my cutting. Pretty soon I couldn’t see the surface and I had to stop and clean it all up again before I could continue. And that is ALL I have gotten done today so far.
I should have accomplished about twice as much --- but wonder of wonders, I FOUND the missing string geese, and decided that the string blocks I finished the other night needed to be trimmed and cut to size so I could spend TODAY putting the wing triangles on.
Has it been that long since I worked on these that I forgot where I was?! YES!
Back LAST YEAR in December, I believe it was our last Quilt-Cam of the year ---I went as far as I could to get the right hand wing triangles sewn onto the center string geese, and I said when I run out of bobbin thread, or run out of cut wing triangles – it would be time to stop for the day. The bobbin thread ran out and that was that!
I’ve got my new “Best Built” machine up and running. This thing, even when placed flat on the desk top – still likes to shimmy and shake at high speeds! It might not be level, but I don’t have the time to deal with it right now…we will just do the best we can!
He still needs a name ----someone said that “Shimmy Jimmy” just might do the trick, and I think they may be right!
Shimmy Jimmy is a 1950s Class 15 machine, made in Japan. I love these really weird brand machines – SO FUN!
Want to come join me? Bring a project! I’m turning on the cam in the studio for a while!