Sunday, January 19, 2014
DWM: Dim bulb, interchangeable parts, and an I Spy
I had not used Sweetness, my Singer 301, for a long while. The insulation on the electrical wire going into the foot control had worn off (about 1/4") -- not surprising after 50+ years of being wrapped around the foot control when it was put away in the carrying case. I am leery of bare-wire sewing! I had not gotten around to taking the assembly to the repairman.
With the Pfaff out of commission, and the 301 foot control not-fixed, I got out the Featherweight. I looked at its plug. Gee, similar to the 301. I wonder....and, yep! The the FW cord works in the 301! So that's what I used to complete the piecing on this I Spy quilt. It's for a colleague's baby boy (due in March).
I had about 20 of the 64 novelty units already made. The rest went together easily. The border is a stripe that photographed strangely.
I have the I Spy and last week's Steelers Stars basted. I will retrieve the Pfaff when I get back from the ALA Midwinter Meeting (January 29) and get them quilted.
P.S. These 6" blocks are samples for the Dots and Dashes swap I'm coordinating on the Block Swappers group. Each Shoo-fly is made from one dotted and one striped fabric. I look forward to seeing the combinations that participants come up with.
See what other quiltmakers are working on at Judy's Patchwork Times.