I love my Bernina. I really do! This morning I can't seem to settle. I know it sounds crazy, but every time I think I want to do something, I realise I can't because it requires me to use my favourite sewing machine, or break my fabric diet!
First of all I thought I'd make up one of the bags toward the Xmas list, but then realised I'd need to quilt the pieces before assembly, and I don't think I can put my Featherweights through that. They piece like a dream, but I'm not sure about their quilting capability.
Then I started thinking about the Atlantic Jewel top I pieced not so long ago ... but of course, it needs quilting, so I'll wait on that one too.
Next, I thought I'd start putting the nine patches together, but realised I don't have the fabric for the setting triangles. I've only a few days more on the fabric diet, so don't want to break it. Hmmm ... I'll say it again ... disjointed. My friend Cheryl calls it the 'nadges'. When you just can't settle to something, you've got the nadges.
So, what I'll do is this ... I'm going to choose the 144 nine patches from the 190 odd that I have made up with Linda, and then I'll cut the setting squares. Linda sent me a lovely piece of fabric to use for the setting squares. I've put it there next to my pile of nine patches. It's really sweet, and will look great with the solid dark red fabric I have in mind for the setting triangles.
The nine patches that Linda made are the ones closest to the setting square fabric. The ones I made have some really old and ugly fabrics in them, it will be fun to use them up in a quilt. They even have some little pieces of fabrics I used in my first ever quilt. Those fabrics have been sitting in my stash for 14 years! Thank you so much to our wonderful friend Bonnie Hunter for giving us the inspiration to use up our stash!