sarah_a_fraser (sarah_a_fraser) wrote,
sarah_a_fraser
sarah_a_fraser

Yesternight...

No kidding, yesternight I finally signed up to the Sugar Block Club Amy Gibson will be doing next year. I received a nice eMail of hers answering to a comment I made about being nervous because I never really used PayPal before. She said my payment went through and I should receive a Welcome-eMail within the next 24 h. I suspect this will also be the mail where participants are told about the fabric requirements for the club. I sure hupe so, because I'm going to go visit my friend tomorrow, and there's a nice shop in Chemnitz with some very sweet fabrics usable for quilting. If I have the list of what I need by then, I might cave in and buy some. There's been a lot of talk on Amy's blog and her fb-page about the rainbow bundle that she's gonna use, but I do not see a way to get one of those delicious bundles, so I will have to come up with an idea of my own. might as well make it typical me... So, there will most likely be a lot of purple in there. Maybe I'll go for purple, grey and white... I'm thinking mainly grey and white prints, with a few purple one sprinkled in for a change, and maybe a solid purple for the background and back of the quilt. I'll have to decide what to do when I've got the requirements, I guess...

During our weekly trip to go grocery-shopping, I picked up two of the additional feet I had ordered for my sewing-machine. I had ordered three, but the last one is still not there. But now, I at least have a walking foot and a darning foot. The walking foot is important when sewing multiple layers (or quilting in straight lines), as it helps feeding all layers through the machine at the same pace. Mainly, it avoids puckers. And the darning foot is, as far as I understand it, used when embroidering or free-motion quilting.
What's still missing is the Quilt- and Patchworkfoot. It's main feature is that it keeps all seam allowances neatly the same size while piecing, Since the seam allowance is almost always 1/4 of an inch. So, I'm still needing that one, and I really hope it's gonna arrive this year, or at least early in January, so I can start on my blocks.

What, you're still wondering about "yesternight"? You know, sometimes I like using such words. They can be fun. So, you don't have to worry about my sanity, for I have none.

Live long and prosper,
Sarah
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