5/13/14

Sewing Rainbows

Pfelicity and I spent some quality time together this morning. I was feeling a little intimidated by her yesterday, and so I gave myself a break by only stitching straight lines on scrap fabric. This morning I was ready to do something a little more challenging.

I figure while we're getting acquainted, I'd just do some straight piecing. It seemed like a perfect time to get caught up on my Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks.


Soscrppy

Recall that I'm making this Dream Machines quilt for the challenge:


And if you like this quilt, you can find the free pattern right here. This morning I made the green block:


And the purple block:


Does it seem perfectly poetic that the first blocks I made with my new sewing machine, Pfelicity, are sewing machines themselves? I'm thinking that must be some kind of good omen. The buttons you see are just lying there for now. I won't sew them on until the quilt is completed. I wanted to use different colors of buttons, but I also wanted them to match. I was able to find these one-inch wooden buttons on Etsy in bright colors recently. I think they'll be perfect for my sewing machine knobs.


That's probably all the sewing I'll do today. With the sewing machine do-si-do I've been doing for the past several days, I've fallen completely behind in my housework...not to mention falling off the exercise bandwagon. I'm going swimming this morning, and then I'll come home and do some housework. Not a great way to spend the day, but the house will enjoy the attention. 

If I get things done to my satisfaction, I'm going to finish off the label for the Intel Underneath quilt, and then I'll get started on one of my mini-projects for May. Next up, I'd like to get started on this stained glass applique wall hanging, Yukon Sanctuary:


Pfelicity and I are getting along fine, but it still takes me twice as long to do anything since I have to double-check myself every step of the way. This little wall-hanging has the advantage of not requiring any sewing until I'm ready to do the top-stitching. (Heaves sigh of relief.)

In other news, I won one of the prizes in last month's ALYoF's drawings. Lucky me...I won a custom fabric package of four yards of fabric from Thimblepie's Quilt Supplies. It arrived yesterday with lots of pretties for me to fondle. Such pretty earth tones from Jane Holbrook. Thank you for donating this lovely prize, Jane.


And speaking of prizes...did anyone else totally miss the announcement for Giveaway Day? I would have held a giveaway here, but I didn't know about it until the day it started. Hmph. And judging by my reading list, a lot of you must have missed the announcement too, because I'm seeing precious few of you participating. That's not a complaint or a whine...just an observation. Don't know how I missed it. I'll hold a giveaway a little later on. It's time, but I'll wait for the glow of Giveaway Day to die down. And if you're making the rounds of all the giveaways, then good luck to you!

So that's it from me. I hope you have a lovely day. Time to get going if I'm going to make it to the pool today.

18 comments from clever and witty friends:

Andee said...

Loving those machines!

Vicki W said...

Glad you love your new machine!

WoolenSails said...

I noticed it too and figure I will have to do one for next month. I am going through my fabrics and reorganizing and I really need to share, way too much stuff for me to use;)

Debbie

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I think the sewing machines are just so cute and have it on my Fall season list. There was NO advance announcements on SMMS give away day (I always thought it was in June)- I just happened to see it on someone's 'early' give away post and put it up on my side bar. I have my May For Me going on so not going to sweat it.

ipatchandquilt said...

I totally missed it too, OOPS!!!
Okay better luck in December!
Esther

Donna said...

The sewing machines are adorable. And I love your new fabric.

Tami C said...

It sounds like you are getting along with your new machine just fine. Your sewing machines are just adorable.

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Love your sewing machine blocks..thanks for the link..think I'll have to make one to hang in my sewing studio :o)

Lyndsey said...

I think you an new machine will be very happy together if those blocks are anything to go by. I missed give away day as well but maybe a few of us can run our own give away day in June or July. I haven't done a give away for a while.

Eat Sleep Quilt said...

I love those sewing machines, thanks for giving us the link. Pfelicity is definitely your "sewl" mate!

quiltzyx said...

Pfelicity & you have done a good job on the 2 new sewing machine blocks. And the button ARE just right. :)

I only found out about the giveaway after it started too, from one of the blogs I get email notices from.

Brown Family said...

I love the buttons for the sewing machine knobs. Very bright

scraphappy said...

The buttons look like they will be perfect. Love the name of your new machine -- too cute.

Nell's Quilts said...

What a great quilter's quilt. So much fun to make all those sewing machines. Lovely new fabrics. Enjoy.

Kate said...

I do love your sewing machine blocks! It's going to be another fun quilt when you get it finished.

Glad your new sewing buddy is working out so well.

Bonnie said...

Great blocks. It takes time to get to know a new sewing friend but it will be so much fun when you can put the pedal to the floor and sew away.

Sheila said...

LOVE those sewing machines. May steal that idea for next year.

Michele said...

I love those sewing machine blocks too and hope to make myself at least one some day soon.