Monday, November 7, 2011

Been wearing my canning apron.....

...... and canning up a storm!

Sorry for the poor picture quality but it's from my blackberry in low light.

My latest project is a Jar Quilt that I have been wanting to make for a long time.

I saw these fabrics at our local quilt shop and my mouth started watering!

I was dying to jump into a project in my newly (almost completely organized) rearranged sewing studio. Of course it's no fun to finish a project that has been sitting around for a couple years, is it? So, I purchased these fat quarters last week and started planning and cutting Saturday evening, making up my own pattern as I went. I finished all the jars that night and I had to go back to JoAnn Fabrics yesterday, because all of their irons were on sale and I had a coupon, so I thought I could pick up the fabric for the shelving part while I was there.

Danny wanted to sit in the truck and I told him I would be right back after I grabbed my iron and some 2x4's!!! He didn't quite understand how I could get 2x4's at a fabric shop! LOL

I showed him last night what I was talking about!

I have the border finished at this time on one side and yet my picture would not download from my blackberry so I will try that later today with my real camera.

Sure feels good getting a project started and almost completed in a couple days!!

Now I am sure that you are thinking that I sewed this on a borrowed Juki that is to be returned to the store, right? Nah, I resisted temptation and used my older Juki that is so much fun to sew on too! I am trying to decide if this will be my first quilt project to go in my frames to be machine quilted with the Juki mid arm or just sit down and quilt it at the machine? Too many decisions to be made!! I did try out several, well many of the stitches on the new Juki but I will be good for now!

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