Saturday, January 12, 2008

Carolina Crossroads Pt. 6

I had a productive day yesterday, I was able to put a further six Royal Cross blocks together, which means I have only six more to make and I can assemble the top! Yay!

And as soon as I saw that the next installment of the Carolina Crossroads mystery was ready, I had to start putting a few blocks together. I've made eight so far - the next eight that I make will have brown centres, and the nine patches will have three brown squares rather than two. Does that make any sense? I hope they'll work out in the big scheme of the quilt. I'll need to do some pressing too - I was way to busy having fun piecing to move over to the ironing station!

A couple of other things ... Deb asked in comments yesterday what model sewing machine I'm working with. I have a Bernina 1080 - it's my faithful friend. Many times I've considered updating to a newer model with BSR, but I just can't do it. I adore my little buddy too much. It's a wonderful, solid machine that has been with me for so many of my favourite quilts. Our dear friend Bonnie has the exact same machine as me :-). Also ... I need to take a guess at which of my Thimbleberries Club students has been stopping by. They left a clue that they like working on big quilts ... so I'm going to choose two names ... either Dena (I hope I spelled that correctly), or Jenny S. If I'm wrong, you'll have to give me some more clues ...

I'm off to the sewing room - I hope I can be productive today too!

10 comments:

paula, the quilter said...

My main sewing machine is a Bernina 1080Q. I just love it. I do take the Featherweight to classes and retreats, tho.

Perry said...

Moving right along on this quilt. I am looking forward to seeing it finished. It really looks interesting. I had an 830 Bernina for years, and finally traded it in on a Bernina 150 because when I started quilting the 830 was just too heavy. BUT it sure sewed better than the 150 does. I don't think any of the brands are made as well today as they were several years ago. Built in obselecence. (I'm not sure that is spelled right)

Lissa Jane said...

tazzie

your blocks look fantastic (bugger bugger bugger, wish I made mine with the repro style you have)...

I cannot wait to see a pic of your finished quilts.. the royal cross blocks are gorgeous..

mereth said...

It's exciting seeing the mystery quilts come together. I offered to do some of the piecing on Keryn's, but she kept galloping through the steps and I never got a chance.
The royal cross blocks are looking great, that's going to be stunning when you get it together.

Susan said...

My MIL had the 1080. It was a nice little machine. When she died, I sold it to a friend for her daughter, and she's still sewing on it. The nice thing is, being partly mechanical, it's a little cheaper to fix when something goes wrong! I have the Alex Anderson, but I hardly ever use it. It lives at my best friend's house in CA, and when I am there, that's what I use.

Andrea said...

I'm getting the blocks together too on Bonnies mystery quilt. This will be so much fun to see all the different variations. You're going great guns on the Royal Crosses too. Isn't life exciting when theres so much quilting to do ?

Thimbleberries student said...

Now you have a 50/50 chance of getting it right - who am I, Dena or Jenny S????? um now let me see, do I give a clue since it is 50/50? Nagh. I do love your blog and you do give me so much inspiration.
D or J?

julieQ said...

Love those royal cross blocks!! Just lovely!! Tomarrow (Monday) is my day for putting Bonnie's mystery blocks together. Hope they turn out as well as yours are.

JulieQ

atet said...

Oooh, those mystery blocks are so much fun. I can't wait to see what the top looks like. And I'm still in awe over the crosses -- so many curves!

Jeanne said...

Tazzie, your blocks for both quilts are gorgeous as always. I don't think you have made a quilt that I didn't love.

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