Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A Taste of Africa Topper with borders!!

I thought I would just do a quick post of the finished topper. Not bad!!! It was kinda hard to get it all in the picture. This is the best I could do without taking it outside.

This is a closeup of the monkey fabric cornerstones. I know it's kinda dark but you get the idea. Click on the picture to see it better!!

Friday, July 24, 2009

A taste of Africa

I debated about whether to put pictures of this quilt up because it is a gift for someone but I just had to share. I love the colors in this quilt and cannot wait to finish it. It will have a black thin border next and then a zebra print border after that and then a larger black solid border with monkey print cornerstones(FUN!! FUN!! :-O ). I promise to post a pic when the borders are done and then after the quilting is completed. I actually designed this one myself and although it's just a glorified 4-patch I think I did pretty good.

I love it and can't wait to start quilting!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Well I knew when I bought it that it wouldn't last long. I haven't even had it for a month and it wouldn't sew any stitches except for the straight stitch and even then it was skipping every few stitches. I, of course, called the 800 number given to me on my warranty and apparently this thing has to be babied. (NO WAY!!!!) I don't have time for it!! The woman I spoke with immediately told me that the timing was knocked out of whack and this only after a SMALL snarl in the thread (NOT ANYTHING BIG BELIEVE ME!!!!!!) Apparently you can't turn the wheel to get the snarl out or it will knock the timimg out!!! She stated that this is the new technology and it is delicate. Well, I know how to take care of my machines and this is unreal and stupid. PLEASE!!!!! Well, it has gone back to the store for a refund. I'm going to buy an old RELIABLE machine like I had before. New technology??? Pfffffttttt!!!!!!Give me old and reliable ANY day.