Today I prepared the hexagon quilt for machine quilting.
All layered, pinned and ready to go!
I even cleaned my sewing machine -
I use a small paintbrush to clean through the hole in the bobbin holder (I turn the wheel a little bit to clean in a different area - the bobbin case has been removed).
Charlie from Qubee Quilts recommends cleaning your machine after 4 to 6 hours of sewing - definitely not something I do, although I clean it often - I am going to have to remember to do it more often.
I joined some batting to get a big enough piece for the hexagon quilt.
This is the first time that I have joined batting with my sewing machine.
I used a type of feather stitch, and it worked really well - better than when I hand stitch it.
I am using cotton batting, and am probably going to do an allover quilting pattern, maybe leaves and loops (my favorite!) with red Aurifil.
Yesterday I picked all the tomatoes (we had our first frost last night), here are some of my favorites. I like to grow heirloom tomatoes. The large ones at the top are Brandywine (two are joined together), the orange ones are Nebraska Wedding (my favorite - the texture is creamy), an Oxheart on the right, the green ones (they are ripe) are Green Zebras (nice tangy flavor - but not too acidic), and the little ones are black cherry and yellow pear tomatoes. Nothing like garden fresh tomatoes!!
Have a great day and thanks for dropping by!! ♥