Computer maintenance is periodically done around here. And for the last three weeks, I have limited access to photo editing programs that help me with my blog. So here is my post for the week.
I am still trudging along with En Provence. I need to do better with my quilting allocated time, but it is what it is. I have 15 purple blocks sewn and went to put together the last block and realized either two fell behind the buffet, or I counted wrong. So I am short two purple qsts. I will leave that block to sew last. I know I am several short for the yellow qsts because I never counted those. So I will sew as many things together as possible and wait until I know exactly how many of each I need to sew. So like I said I am still trudging along with en provence.
I did finish the laptop sack. The client wanted an addition late in the game. I added a pocket for a spiral notebook and ink pen. It got washed and chenilled wonderfully soft. It was settled upon the strap to use was black (not my choice) and similar to a boy scout belt in texture and size.
Now I am dreaming of having en provence done and the piecing behind me, but what about the quilting….hmmmm. I have been brainstorming for a while. I have purchased the backing fabric which is more neutral. So I will probably go with a neutral thread or a lavender thread. And since this was based on photos of lavender fields in France, I will probably do something in rows with some heavy FMQ involving feathers perhaps. I am rather daunted by the task of quilting this as the space I have makes it hard on me to do this on my DSM. My throat space sucks. Additionally, before I start quilting anything I really need to take my machine in for service. It is about 4 years past due. No telling how many hours are on this machine but is probably above 5000. I suspect there is an adjustment that needs to be made or a replacement needs to happen in the bobbin case area as the feed of my thread through the top sometimes jerks and causes a tension problem on the bottom with one stitch.
For eye candy for you quilters and readers I will post random pictures of the past. Enjoy!