Thursday, June 22, 2017

Juki Mini Test Drive, Block Catch-Up, Orange and Green.

Hostas and orange daylilies, in the backyard,  beautiful together.

Add in boxwood and fountain for texture and variety of greens.

A new batch of liberated logcabin blocks with border, 23" x 18".

Juki TL-2200QVP Mini runs like a dream.

What's not to like?

I'm getting caught up with the Rest and Refreshing quilt B.O.W. at Piecing the Past Quilts .

Happy summer!! from the Pacific NW.
Where we are visiting and helping family.

It's now officially summer. The sun comes up early here and the birds with it. 
Inspiring and invigorating. 

This last week I visited a local sewing machine shop and had a great time looking at different sewing machines and comparing. I came away with a Juki TL-2200QVP. At the shop I liked how easy and practical it was to set up. I also liked how when I first 'test drove' it the machine did what I wanted  without a fuss. It's like a friend, ready and able for the next adventure.

I've sewn together most of the #4 'Constellation' block in the Rest and Refreshing quilt B.O.W.
by Piecing the Past Quilts. My 'liberated' logcabin blocks will get more borders soon. I think a sawtooth; HST border will be just the thing. Speaking of great use of HST borders, visit Cathy @ Sane and Crazy Quilting blog and see her fabulous 'Every Rose has Its' Thorns' quilt top.

Have a relaxing weekend. Enjoy the long summer days and share a smile!
I'll be to visit!

P.S. There was a big Monarch butterfly in the backyard this morning, but it wouldn't hold still for a photo. It fluttered all around, very friendly, then it was gone!


  1. Great photos! I have had similar butterfly experiences. They are always on the go.

  2. Do you know why you get along with Juki so well? It's because she knows she will be helping you to make fantastic and colourful quilts! What sewing machine does not want to create beautiful things?!
    Rest an Refreshing is like a breakfast quilt, fruit and newspapers on a lazy Sunday morning.

  3. Happy Friday Queenie! Thanks for those encouraging words.

  4. Nice new machine!I have been known to chase butterflies around for way too long, just hoping they will settle but it seldom pays off (you think I would learn). I like the latest log cabin: the way you have included the neutral rectangles and the mix of complex and more simple piecing.

  5. Your new Juki looks so pretty and I know you will get a lot of fun playing with her. Hope you end up liking her more than I like my new I miss my wonderful Janome that I've loved for so many years.

  6. Congratulations on your new machine. wonderful that it works easily for you. I'm enjoying summer, too, and chasing butterflies. They are fast and flighty.