Monday, February 14, 2011

Pinwheels

I finished piecing all the pinwheels for the quilt that my youngest designed.

He made about 6 of the blocks. They are 12" blocks, the quilt is 48" x 60" so far. I will add a border. It is one of my projects for the PhD Challenge.
I was originally going to have a small green inner border, but have decided against it.

I had made an green pinwheel, but decided not to use it, so I added some applique and some foil batting - now it is a hot pad (12" square). I did the applique and free motion quilting with Invisafil.

I had lots of problems with my sewing machine when I was free motion quilting - the bobbin case kept jumping out of its proper place. I vacuumed the whole machine very well, changed the needle a few times, and it seems to be working fine now. When I bought my machine almost two years ago, I had one for a week and it kept doing the same thing - the store replaced the machine with the one I have now. I hope this isn't a problem with Husqvarnas?!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!

6 comments:

Mary Ann said...

I know this might sound like a stupid question but are you using the correct bobbin for your machine? I had the same problem with one of my machines....not a Husqvarna. I thought I was loosing it because the bobbin just would not stay in. Well....I had bought extra bobbins that I was told would fit the machine but it turned out they were out by a minuscule fraction....just enough to cause me problems. I took them back and go new ones that work.

Ann Marie said...

I was going to ask the same thing Mary Ann did more or less............Did the problem start after you changed your bobbin? Some bobbins are only 1/16 of an inch shorter and will cause all kinds of problems.

Terry said...

Your pinwheels look great! :0)

Ivory Spring said...

Your piecing looks perfect.

Impera_Magna said...

Oh! What a great idea to turn an orphan block into a hot pad! Oh... I'm gonna like sooooo copy that!!!

:)

Needled Mom said...

The pinwheels look wonderful. Sorry about the bobbin problem, but I hope you were able to fix it with no further issues.