Monday, 22 June 2015

Sewing in the Rain

Today it is raining.  It is DH's birthday but we will celebrate it when we are in Norfolk.  So, he has spent a lot of the day trying to sort out our account with Anglian Water (who seem to have increased our charges by 33%), and I have been sewing.

Firstly, chain piecing the final quarter of the blue and white quilt.  I have realised that I have made a very elementary mistake with this piecing, hangs head in shame...
I didn't cut each strip to the correct length but rather joined them by eye and trimmed off the ends!  
I know, I know...
I will have to quilt it to within an inch of its life to settle it down.

On the subject of mistakes and accidents - I was changing the foot on my machine recently when suddenly there was a pain and then blood pouring everywhere.  Is your thread cutter anything like this?
Well I now know that within the plastic hook is a tiny razor-like blade that is not fixed in any way, it just sits in place.  At some point, presumably when I was moving my machine, this little blade had jumped out of its slot and settled protruding from the machine and I cut my thumb on it!!

On a more positive note, I also started my journal quiltlet for June today.  It's on a sort of life's a beach/getting back to normal theme using my favourite Japanese and batik fabrics (and keeping to my rules).


  1. love your fabric choices here. careful with the cutter. i don't ever use mine. i keep the little scissors handy.

  2. Thank you for the tip about the cutter, I shall have a check on mine. I hope your thumb isn't too painful.

  3. Beautiful fabrics, Lis. I'm looking forward to being part of the group when summer is over.

  4. You have been a busy girl. Trust your thumb is on the mend. I am so looking forward to seeing your Blue and white quilt

  5. Ouch! I like your recent blue projects!

  6. Ill check my cutter'. I hope you didn't get blood on any fabric! I thought you were putting cream or white on the ends of the blues? I'm sure it'll be fine!


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