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Monday, June 25, 2018

Sewing like Crazy

I’ve been sewing like crazy to get my Alphabet Noel top assembled.  The other day it looked like this, and I completed sewing the six rows in strips.

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Then I needed more sashing strips to put the rows together, using a minty green for the .cornerstones.

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Attaching the sashing and cornerstone rows

After a lot of pinning, stitching, and pressing, it  finally all came together and now looks like this.   I decided not to do any extra borders  as I felt it was quite big enough for a wall-hanging.  This is made up of the 26 alphabet blocks plus four extras.

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The top is finally together

The next step is to quilt it – but that won’t be happening until I get my sewing machine serviced.  There seems to be a problem with my stitch length dial, which will not allow me to lengthen my stitch length – goodness knows what is wrong.  Must get in touch with Barry,  the wonderful mechanic and arrange a hospital visit for my machine.

And good news – it appears that blog comments are now appearing in my email in-box.   This of course makes it so much easier to reply directly to the commenters.  If you are still having problems, I can send you the directions of how we fixed this.

8 comments:

Michelle Ridgway said...

Oh well done Jenny. It looks great!

Tired Teacher said...

Congratulations, it looks fantastic. I hope the stitch regulator on your machine is an easy repair.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

looks great Jenny! I was not able to keep up with blogs while traveling but glad to see that your comments are working - so many that use blogger had that problem. I hope your machine gets fixed - I must clean my sewing machine this week and get mine back in order and get my antique machine out that I bought while on the road and see if it works - it is still in it's case! thanks for following along on our trip to the north woods of Wisconsin and Minnesota

Jocelyn Thurston said...

That caravan tote should be yours!!
Anyway, noel is looking so good all together. Well done!

Nancy J said...

If you have to visit Barry, hope we get to see you too, or does he do home visits like the older GP did years ago? Love all those blocks with the sashing.

Julierose said...

What a lovely quilt--funny, I have to get my machine serviced, too; I cleaned it out and then it made a horrible "Clackety-clacking as I sewed--most likely i didn't put something back right--I am definitely mechanically challenged--I fight with my vacuum cleaner too!! hugs, Julierose

loulee said...

Your finished top looks great Jenny. Hope the machine is a quick and easy fix.

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Oh my, what a beautiful alphabet quilt! So much great embroidery. I hope you get your machine back quickly. I miss mine when it's gone.