Sunday, October 31, 2010

Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt - 5

Yesterday I went to "Quilt 'Til You Wilt" at the Quiet Mouse. It was just an all-day work-on-whatever-you-want activity, with food, drinks, drawings, and games.  I took my hand-crank, since Kristen asked me to, but my Featherweight was supposed to be fixed.  I set up the Featherweight and discovered that it was fixed, and it wasn't.  The feed dogs didn't clunk any more, but they weren't set high enough and weren't grabbing the fabric.  That meant I had to use a stylus and keep pushing it through.  Related to that was the problem of teeny-tiny stitches - even though I had it set on 12 stitches per inch.  I could use it if I set it on the widest stitch length possible - but as the hours went by, the stitches got smaller and smaller. At about 5 pm, I gave up and switched to the hand crank.  I've left the machine at the store so they can give it to the repair tech again.

Quilt 'Til You Wilt went from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and I finished a lot more blocks from The Farmer's Wife. I'm almost finished with the blocks - and then comes sashing and bordering.

Here are the ones I've finished since my last post:

Block #71 - Puss in the Corner

Block #72 - Railroad

Block #73 - Rainbow Flowers

Block #74 - Ribbons

Block #75 - Rosebud

Block #78 - Shooting Star

Block #80 - Single Wedding Star

Block #79 - Silver Lane

Block #76 - Sawtooth

Block #77 - Seasons

Block #65 - Peaceful Hours

Block #37 - Flower Pot

Block #33 - Farmer's Puzzle (The bottom half is done incorrectly. I decided to leave it this way.)

Block #84 - Spool

Block #82 - Spider Legs

Block #81 - Snowball

Block #83 - Spider Web

Block #85 - Square Dance

Block #86 - Squash Blossom

Block #87 - Star Gardener

Block #88 - Star of Hope

Block #89 - Steps to the Altar

Block #90 - Storm Signal

Block #91 - Strawberry Basket

Block #92 - Streak of Lightning

Block #93 - Swallow

Block #94 - Tall Pine Trees (it's turned sideways)

Block #95 - Temperance Tree

Block #96 - Tulip

Block #97 - Waste Not

Block #98 - Waterwheel

Block #99 - W.C.T.U

Only a few more to go!

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