I've been having trouble finding my quilting mojo lately. Between customer quilts, and general laziness I haven't spent much time at all in my sewing room. But yesterday I was determined to change that. The first clue for Bonnie Hunter's mystery came out on Friday, so I needed to sew a ton of 1/2 square triangles. Plus, a looming deadline for a block for a charity quilt was nudging me on.
The charity block is to be improv-pieced (no patterns allowed) and my theme was steam engines. So, I sketched up a design a few days ago and set out to make this happen, using the allowed colours.
Half-way through, my sewing machine broke :( And I mean really broke - ground to a halt and gave me a "Main drive sync failure" error. So off to the shop it went. Fortunately, I have a backup machine. Unfortunately, the 1/4 in foot on that machine is NOT giving me an accurate seam (and yes, I know I should have figured that out before starting). I haven't measured my 1/2 square triangles yet, but I can see in the improv block where my pieces are smaller than I had planned them. Not an issue for that block (it's improv after all) but I sure hope my 1/2 square triangles are usable.
Linking up with Bonnie's Allietare progress report and Patchwork Times today