I'm on a roll with my Godstone Grannies (GG) coverlet and have three more blocks to share! What you don't see in the pictures is that I've stitched a portion of the path to each of them and several others!
For those of you who followed along on my first QAL, Soupcon I thought I would share a picture of Sheila's quilt. She has added a twisted border and it is STUNNING! Sorry but there's no other word for it!! Sheila is a very talented quilter with a wonderful eye for colour. You can see more of her work on her Flickr page.
I been thinking about my red Soupcon and think that for my first border I will piece elongated hexagons and applique them to a border. Once I get my fabric cut I'll share with you what I've got in mind!
This Friday I am going to go test a Juki TL2010Q. It is very basic sewing machine that is supposed to be ideal for piecing and quilting. It is all metal and it is not computerized. It has one stitch - straight stitch. There's not even a zigzag. It does have needle up/down, automatic thread cutter and a needle threader. By all reports it is lightning fast! I've often said that those are the things I want in a sewing machine (I don't really need all the fancy bells and whistles) so it will be interesting to see if what I think I want is what I really want. I've read good things about stitch quality so it will be very interesting to see how this machine performs. I have read that since it has all metal parts it does require frequent oiling. The only negative I've seen is that the needle threader is delicate and not well suited to needles with smaller eyes. I tend to use topstitch 80/12 or 90/14 so the threader shouldn't be an issue. The feet that are available for this machine are very different and there is a limited number of FMQ feet available which may be a drawback.
If any of you have this machine or know someone who does I would love to know what you think.
Time for me to make up for lost time and do some sewing! Until I post again, happy sewing!