Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Quilts in the Wild

What a lovely surprise at today's Melbourne Cup stitching day. I met Lynne for the first time, and thought the project she was working on looked familiar.

It is very familiar - my Spring Fling quilt from Australian Patchwork and Quilting magazine. She was just as surprised to learn that it was my design. How fun to see my quilts 'in the wild' like that :-)

I now have five blocks of the Back Home Again quilt put together - even with some hair raising moments in the mix. My darling precious featherweight sewed along happily on one block, and then began the next, and without warning made a fizzing sound and released a cloud of smoke! How alarming!! I installed myself on the shop machine and made a call to my husband, who asked me to describe the sound and the smell. He has all his electrical tickets and confidently declared that a capacitor had blown and it's a $5.00 part to fix. Whew! And who said quilting is a safe pursuit??

7 comments:

Ruth's Place said...

Oh, I would have freaked out if my machine blew smoke!! Glad to know it's an easy fix.

How fun to see one of your quilts in the wild.

jovaliquilts said...

So wonderful to see someone making your quilt!! Very satisfying, I would imagine.

Elaine Adair said...

How does anyone manage to sew with no 'stuff' all over her table? Maybe I need to rethink my own mess seeing her lovely block. And to think it is YOUR design - very rewarding.

Smoke ... from your machine? I never would have imagined?

Julia said...

Oh boy, how scary! So glad to hear that it is an easy and inexpensive fix. My full spectrum light blew out the other day, couldn't be fixed. Not so cheap to order a new one. *sigh*

Clare said...

How does that woman sew without a messy worktop? Great to see your design being made - very satisfying.

Poor Featherweight - hope she gets fixed soon.

Lori in South Dakota said...

A featherweight may have an issue once or twice in it's lifetime, but they are easily fixed!!

Nanci said...

Hi from Canada. Love your blog and your quilts. I have a new 6600 which I love. Will visit again.

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