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!