Now that I'm back at my sewing machine, here's a little peek at what I've been working on.
I'm doing my first jelly roll quilt with Park Avenue by 3 Sisters. This is actually also my first Christmas gift and it will be for my mother in law. When I saw this line, I knew it was perfect. It matches all the colors she has going on in her family room so I'm making her a little lap quilt for the couch.circle around quilt by Julie. I'm doing mine in Fandango by Kate Spain. And I got totally lazy and bought layer cakes for the white background as well as the patterns. I'm making mine a little smaller so I'll get 2 lap quilts out of it and I can really mix up the prints. It's a fun and quick pattern I'm enjoying putting together.
I also had a bit of a scare and thought I was going to have to take my machine in for service. After not using it for a week it was squeaking like a hamster wheel in the middle of the night. I cleaned it, changed needles and nothing was working. Then I realized it was my walking foot (using it for the circles). Did you know you can/should oil it? It's not in the owners manual, but it's all over the web. Dropped a little sewing machine oil in it and she's quiet as can be again! Glad I don't have to part wiht my machine.