Friday, March 17, 2017

RSC 2017 - Week #11 - red

Hi everyone, 

I've had a pretty good week. 
I did manage to get some red blocks made. 
I made 12 plus blocks. 

I also made some blocks designed by Sew Fresh Quilts. 
I made a raccoon 
And a Canadian beaver. 
These definitely take more time to make, but they are super cute. I have a special project planned for these. 
 
I also bought a used Janome 1600p-db sewing machine. I only paid $400, which is a steal. I'm so excited about it.  
I played around with free motion quilting on it. I had to work at getting the tension right. But I managed to do it. I love being able to make manual adjustments. 
I quilted this mini quilt with it. 
This mini is 8.5 inches square. 
I love how it turned out.  
I hope you all had a chance to get some sewing in this week. 
 
 
 
 
 

17 comments:

Quiltdivajulie said...

Congrats on the "new" machine and I do love your mini!

Cathy said...

There's the Plus blocks that inspired me to make some!
Congrats on that new machine. I HATE making manual adjustments! You certainly look like you had great success with your adjustments.

Kathy S. said...

Love your plus blocks. I too have been in plus mode during my leaders and enders. Have a great week.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Neat red blocks--and a cute raccoon and beaver blocks and yes they do look like they took more time to make--
and what a deal on the new sewing machine--way to go!!
I want an old old singer featherweight 220 I think is the number--all it does is straight stitch--!!
enjoy the moments, diane

Gretchen Weaver said...

Love the plus quilt. I am going to make one of those. . . someday. You've been very busy with your various projects, all very nice. Enjoy stitching with your new to you machine!

Nell's Quilts said...

Love the reds in your plus blocks. She has some of the cutest critters over at Sew Fresh Quilts. Great deal on the Janome.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Those plus blocks are really neat! You have some great fabrics in them, and I love the white one with the red background. Enjoy your new machine!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Happy Worldwide Quilting Day!! Looks like you are having fun with your RED scraps for the RSC. Your mini turned out GREAT!

a good yarn said...

That's a good looking, sturdy machine and being able to make manual adjustments will make quilting easier. Cute mini quilt and quilting. I know raccoons are a pest (a bit like possums here) but they look adorable and they're so clever. Your animal blocks are quite intricate but most effective. More RSC Red in your plus blocks whittling away those scraps.

Ruth said...

Some great projects! The raccoon is so cute. And a great deal on the sewing machine!

Rachel said...

Congrats on the new machine! I love your red blocks. Having that one done in reverse looks great!

gayle said...

I love your mini! Great way to get acquainted with a new machine.
And your plus blocks are beautiful in a very tempting way!

Kate said...

Your plus blocks turned out beautifully! Your critters are so fun. Congrats on the new machine. Looks like you've already got it all figured out, congrats on finishing up the very cute mini.

Delighted Hands said...

What a great job on the blocks this week; the animal blocks are super cute. Nice catch on the sewing machine-it will be a great quilting aide!

Elizabeth V Kelbaugh said...

LOVE the raccoon and great free-motion sampler. Love all your scrap challenge blocks even past weeks.

Kaja said...

Congratulations on your machine - looks like you've got it work well.

canuckquilter said...

Congrats on the new machine! I'm sure you'll have fun with it. I love what you've been working on. I need to change how I follow blogs, because my reading list has neglected to show me the last several months of yours and other blogs. I have some catching up to do!