A Broken Needle and a Sewing Day

My daughter Kelli came home yesterday for a sewing day.  It was a huge success except for one broken needle….the sewing machine needle that sewed through my finger.  Yep, I did it, the sewing machine needle went right through my finger….

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UGH!  I didn’t stop sewing though.  My son says that’s true dedication….

Anyway, here’s a baby blanket quilt top Kelli started and finished yesterday.  Isn’t it wonderful?

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It’s a John Deere print that she fussy cut and put in the center block.  The pattern is Terry Atkinson’s Slide Show pattern.  I sure have gotten my moneys worth with that pattern.  I made a quilt for the local firemen for a raffle and made a quilt for my nephew with that pattern.  It’s truly quick and easy…..great for a beginner.

I worked on my crab apple quilt and am glad to say the center portion is together.

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I managed to work myself through the paper piecing…I didn’t put the needle through my finger until I was sewing the sashing pieces together.  Hopefully I can get a border or two it tonight.  Hopefully…my finger will quit throbbing too.

16 thoughts on “A Broken Needle and a Sewing Day

  1. Cheri

    Oowie! My hubby would love the JD quilt. I like your apple trees. The lattice work looks like an orchard fence. Very nice.

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  2. Tamera

    GREAT JOB on pushing through something that you’re not enjoying. That shows true dedication to your craft.

    I don’t know about you, but I find that when I push myself to do something that I don’t especially want to do (but know I should) it makes me a better quilter.

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  3. Ellen

    Sorry to hear about your finger. But I am glad to hear that I’m not the only one who has done that! All your quilts are great! Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. Leeanne

    Wow lovely, I bet your pleased you are sticking with it.
    Oh I did that to my finger once and just when it was nearly healed I put it through the cheese grater!!!!!

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  5. Julie

    Wow, wow, wow! I love your crabapples quilt…just wonderful! Yahoo for you to persevere through the paper piecing! I am so sorry for your poor finger…hope it heals up soon.

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  6. Gayle

    OUCH! I’ve never sewn through my finger before, but I have needed stitched from a rotary cutter accident – I wonder which one hurts the most? Great quilts!

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  7. Judy D

    Ohhh, a club you did not want to belong to…..makes my skin crawl. Love the JD quilt. Someone is going to be very happy to own that one. Good job getting the apple trees together!

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  8. kwiltnkats

    Sorry about your finger. My quilt buddy did that recently too! Och! Your Bonnie Hunter Crab Apple is looking terrific. You ready for the RRCB Mystery Clue #1? Sandi

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  9. Elaine Adair

    Yowsers -= just READING about your misfortune does funny things to my stomach! I’m sorry, but yes, you ARE dedicated. The TREE QUILT is lovely – I’ve been eyeing that pattern for a long time.

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