RSC18 week 7

QUICK WORK
This is a shorter month and that’s my only excuse for not getting much done.  My project this week used a bit of purple and a lot of pink.  It’s another Project Linus top, for a  little girl this time.  I remember when pink and purple were my granddaughter’s favorite colors.  That was about ten years ago.  Now, at 16, she is sophisticated in black and white.  I do miss buying clothes for little girls.  
These wide strips were a good way to use my stash, some charms, 2-1/2 inch strips and even a 4-patch strip in purple.

Unfortunately all the photos of the entire top were overexposed and not worth showing.  But this folded portion includes all of the fabrics used, in width-of-fabric repeats.  Now it is about 42×56 without a border.  
This is not a new project, but a use for a WIP.  Last fall I  really enjoyed making a simple X-block done in springtime Kaffe Fassett fabrics.  I added a white border and left it at that.
I left this hanging around until a friend saw it recently and suggested that it would make a nice tablecloth.  So here it is on my antique side table, just the thing to brighten the living room during these dull days.
What about a new sewing machine?  My daughter and I went shopping for one yesterday.  There have been so many nice improvements with the electronics in all the machines.  Even the basic ones are so much more convenient than my present machine.  
Then Beth suggested I try her newer machine to see if it would work for me.  So she is going to bring it over tomorrow for me to try.  If I like it, we can switch around machines with her and Sarah.  So hopefully I will have good news next week.
Meanwhile, i will enjoy seeing all of your latest stitching news.
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14 thoughts on “RSC18 week 7

  1. Pinks and purples, my granddaughters favourite colours as a child too, they grow up so fast don't they? Some little girl will be very happy to receive your lovely quilt Paula, the colours never go out of fashion. A lovely use for your X block top, and nice for you to actually keep something you have made, runner quilt excepted of course. I look forward to hearing how you got on testing the machine, and all about what you end up with. A new machine is so exciting.

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  2. I like your little quilt on that table! Very cheery, as you said, for these gray days. As for a new machine, I would love one of those serpentine stitches for the actual quilting. So many nice features on the machines now. Good luck picking one out!

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  3. I spy with my little eye…a kitty playing the bongos! How cute is that fabric?? You're right that some little girl will just love all the pink and purple together. Your Kaffe fabric top makes a fine table cloth, too. I think you'll be pleased with a new sewing machine…big improvements have been make in the last decade or so. Good luck with your testing 🙂

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  4. That is a sweet Project Linus project. Some little girl will be over the moon. Pink and purple (along with turquoise) were a big deal at our house years ago, and have continued with the next generation. For my tastes, Your Kaffe table topper is just the ticket. Looking forward to hearing where your sewing machine search takes you.

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  5. Some of these grey winter days, I find it hard to be inspired. You are keeping at it with cheery palettes, though, and spreading that color through your home. A new sewing machine? Lucky you! I'm with Mari that a serpentine stitch would be wonderful for FMQ, but Pfaff doesn't have that, I don't think. The integrated walking foot is something I absolutely love on the Pfaff for accuracy so give it a try if you're out shopping. Kick a few foot pedals, and rev a few motors for me, too!

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