I have no childcare for the next week….so, I’m playing as much as I possibly can, that is in between driving to appointments in Lacrosse for the prep for my thyroid cancer recheck.
So what did I do…
I started sewing my churn dash blocks together only to discover that I cut about a quarter of the alternate blocks at 5″ rather than at 5 1/2″. UGH!
So in between some other things I was doing in the kitchen, I started cutting new blocks. I was a little sad at first and then decided to “get over it”. At least the 5″ blocks are a size I can use later down the road. They’ll be perfect in a charm square quilt pattern….in fact, I’ll likely cut more and plan a project with them.
Remember that my family bought me a treadle sewing machine for my birthday? (read about that here is you missed it) Well I found a home for it in my living room but I hadn’t gotten it out to use it. So I pulled it out, turned it around, turned on Netflix and gave it a whirl.
I decided that I am going to try to make all of the string blocks for my Daylilies quilt on it. My blocks will be all batiks sewn on my Franklin treadle.
I ended up getting six done over the course of two episodes….that included setting up. I need to get Hubby to help me figure out how to oil the underside carriage but other than that, I’m leaving her set up for the duration of my time off. I’m hoping to get the string blocks done over that time period.
Treadling has been fun for me. It’s a MUCH slower process. If you checked out that video of me trying to make it run when I first got the machine it looked like I’d be terrible at it. Practice truly does make it better. I can start up like a pro now. I know I’m not ready to sew a Bonnie Hunter quilt on it with tiny pieces but who knows…maybe someday I will. In the meantime, I’m content sewing string blocks!!
See you back here next week!