Three Round and Round blocks are now done! And I am loving them!
Here they are, all in a row! So bright and cheerful and happy.
The pattern is Round and Round by Camille Roskelley. Love her patterns. The fabric I have used is Color Weave in 8 different colours. Love this fabric. And just a regular old grey homespun background. Love this grey. Wait, what?! Yeah inner quilter loves lots of things I’m not otherwise aware of apparently.
So I’m on a bit of a roll. I even have all my pieces cut, trimmed and ready to make some more blocks. It looks a bit like this:
And I got started on block four this morning. It looks like this:
And it’s going to stay looking like this for awhile. Because I broke my machine. Okay I’m being a tad dramatic. But I did something and I don’t know how to fix it. See I was chain piecing and thought hmm, the feed dogs aren’t feeding the fabric through very well. Maybe the machine needs a bit of a clean out. And we all know how that goes. Shock and horror over much lint has accumulated inside. Including that chunk that has somehow compacted into a brick of lint in between the feed dogs. Thorough clean. Everything back together again. Can’t get the bloody screws to go in.
That looked like this:
And it looked like this for… I kid you not… nearly an hour. I am apparently completely crap at putting screws back into the plate of my machine. I spent most of that hour attempting to go those stupid tiny screws back in. My five year old probably could have done a better job had he been home at the time. He can certainly take things apart easily enough!
I had one last attempt (amidst much swearing and general annoyance at everything on earth) and tried it from the other side of the machine and success! The plate was back in place, time to get back to sewing. Except now the tension is super duper wonky and I think I’ve somehow messed up putting the bobbin case back in. I could cry.
So I’ll just admire the pretty progress I’ve made so far, and go back to tackle the machine again when less swearing is likely to ensue or at least when the children are out of earshot. If only I drank wine. I have a feeling that might help.
To end on a brighter note, thanks to those who took up the Fridge Painting discount on my paper pieced patterns – still some time left if you’re keen! At this point, any sales may go towards funding a new sewing machine that cleans itself. Or maybe just towards some therapeutic chocolate.