Thursday, October 19, 2006

Summer in Nantucket

This is the latest block for the bom I'm doing at the lqs -- the quilt is called Summer in Nantucket. I finally managed to put it together today. I also spent an hour on the Leaf Season quilt -- the alternate blocks are all put together. Next I need to hang some batting on the wall for my design wall and put all the blocks up and start sewing the rows together. Tomorrow I'll be at the quilt show working, so probably won't be sewing at all. Maybe Saturday, but for sure on Sunday!

We dropped our quilts off for the show today and brought the stuff in to sell at the boutique. I noticed a sewing machine sitting on one of the tables for sale -- and snagged it immediately! The previous owner bought it at a garage sale for her daughter, had it professionally cleaned and checked and then her daughter didn't want it! It's a Pfaff Hobby 4270. It didn't have a book with it, and I've already checked online and every manual imaginable is listed except for the Hobby 4270! vbg. It's mostly straightforward, but I would like to know if it needs oiling -- I don't really see anyplace to add oil, so it may not. I can always ask at the place it was serviced, but if anyone knows -- feel free to jump in! I'm going to keep it here, but I will eventually give it to my daughter -- when I get her hooked on quilting!

Gratitudes:
1. Being in the right place at the right time for the new sewing machine, and being able to pay for it right away -- it was a good price!
2. Time to sew this afternoon.
3. JR met us in the driveway this afternoon -- a dog is always happy to see you!

9 comments :

Angie said...

Great luck, Joanne, on the Pfaff!! :D And love the colors of your block!

Libby said...

Love your block -- I'll be waiting to see more.

mary said...

where is the quilt show.. am about an hour from your town and am up for a quilt show

thanks

quiltpixie said...

great find in terms of a sewing machine... the block is interesting too...

Gail said...

Are the colors in that block 'true'? They seem an unusual combination- and yet they look great and make me want to have one too!

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Congrats on the sewing machine! I love that block, by the way - so pretty.

Have a great Friday! God bless :)

ForestJane said...

Great buy on the machine!

Like those red/yellow combinations in that block... does the whole quilt use the same colors in the blocks?

anne bebbington said...

Pretty little block and nice fabric combinations too

Susan said...

I love this block! It's so appealing.