Saturday, March 26, 2011

Belle Meade ~ The Beginning

Remember this photo? This is where I had all my papers & fabric stacked up & ready to sew.

I have all the 2" hst's sewn as well as all the center hst's. I lack cutting the 2" hst's apart, removing the paper & ironing. I also lack cutting the large/center hst's apart & ironing.

Then? Well, THEN.....all I have to do is asemble them just like these 2 blocks below!

In the photo below, this is the paper from just 32 of the small hst's! Just 32! Amazing.........that's a lot of pieces.

Red, White & Blue is one of my favorite color combo's. The pattern is named "Belle Meade" & it's a Bonnie Blue Quilts Pattern. Though I don't think I'll call it Belle Meade. I'll have to think up something much more patriotic. No clue whether what color the borders will be. I'll have to wait & see how it looks assembled before I can make THAT decision. I have plenty of 3 yard cuts of blue. Not so many of red. If I set the blocks on point, as the pattern calls for, 3 yards won't be enough. So? We'll see.

Well, I did'nt accomplish what I wanted today. My longarm machine is giving me a fit. The stitches were'nt what I wanted them to be. I fiddled with the tension and it never got better - so I figured it was the timing. I took everything apart & the whole bobbin assembly fell out! Right to the floor. Scared me nearly to death. So after getting it back in - my buddy Cotie got me a website that has some photos - I adjusted everything & screwed it back together. Well, the BAD news is that now it's skipping stitches. It wasn't doing that before. The GOOD news is that the stitches (that are NOT skipped) are perfect! Ack! So now I have to take it apart again & try again. And then maybe again..... Right now I don't feel like I am winning the fight. But I AM learning more about it..........(heavy sigh here...)

I'll probably spend the evening piddling with those Belle Meade hst's. Cutting them apart & peeling the paper. If I don't do that, maybe I'll cut out some boxer briefs & tank t's for the grandbaby (summer jammies) I am also babysitting the grand-dogs. They are pretty good lap warmers! I just don't need my lap warmed while sewing or visiting the bathroom. You know????

Prince Charming has been on the road this week. He's home this weekend & it's doing nothing but raining & thunder storms. So no yard work this weekend. (OH DARN! Can you hear my regret????) Anyway - in about 30 minutes I'm going to make some cheese fries & steaks. Sounds good just typing that.


1 comment:

Barb said...

Oh...nothing is worse than having a machine that won't work right....hope you can work out the the project you are working on.