This is Violet, she came to live at my house this past Friday. Some of you may know that I have a
UFO quilt that I have been hesitating to finish. It will be way too big to quilt on my Janome. I have been considering getting a Juki (and still may in the distant future) but I have home repairs that are more important.
I love my Pearl, my Singer Featherweight. So, imagine my joy when I found this beautiful machine for only $45! Saturday I cleaned, oiled, and lubed. In doing so I found that she has a knee mechanism in her cabinet. Yes, the original cabinet was part of that incredibly low price. Violet is a Singer 201!
Still don't know for sure if my quilt will fit. That is a 5" charm square in her throat space! But as I used her to sew these picnic quilt squares, I realized I will want to do a lot of my sewing on her. She loves to sew, and that knee thingamajig is wonderful.
Joy, my Janome, requires a visit to the spa about every 9 months. At $70 each visit, I have nearly payed for her twice. I love Joy, but Violet I can maintain myself. In so doing, I can save some wear and tear on Joy.
On to the progress!
1. Picnic Quilt---332 denim and fabric blocks done. 625 is the goal! I have run out of denim, and am pestering all my friends for their worn out jeans!!
2. Hunky Dory Quilt---all 86 blocks done. Now to square them all up!
3. Amy Butler Bag---no progress, but I need to pull this out and get it done before vacation.
4. Fresh Cut Quilt---Going to get back to this one as soon as the bobbins, walking foot, FMQ foot, and new marked plate get here.
Off to re-arrange my sewing area so Violet fits! be sure to check out the other works in progress by using the button on the side bar.