Friday, November 1, 2013

The Best Laid Plans

 I don't know why I make a decision to work on a particular project as I seem to work much better when I choose one on the spur of the moment. I had decided to get a few more donated tops quilted before the next shipment of quilts leaves here. I loaded a top on the machine and it immediately locked up. The needle was down and I couldn't move the machine at all. Luckily my handy DH, took the machine apart and found a stray piece of broken needle had lodged in the bobbin case.
In the meantime I stitched some more Split Nine Patch blocks from my bin of 2.5 " squares. Then I was running out of light coloured squares so I decided to make some with my 4" squares as it will make another nice donation quilt and they go together quickly.

 Luckily for me, I was able to get my quilting machine working again and there was time to quilt two tops and bind them. I plan to make some more Split Nine Patch blocks this evening and hope to get another top finished soon.

I know I keep planning to work on my projects but it's a good thing to get more donated quilts finished so the needy will receive a nice gift for Christmas. Many thanks to everyone who made and donated QAYG blocks and quilt tops. They will all be finished and donated on your behalf. Hopefully I can quilt more tops tomorrow now that my machine is playing nicely again.
Hugs, Jan Mac


Gina E. said...

Ha! You're lucky. When Ken pulled my old Singer apart to find why it had jammed, we found a broken needle okay, but he couldn't put the machine together again! After a quote of $100 to fix it, I decided to buy a new one, and it was the best decision I made all year!

Jan Mac said...

Oh dear Gina that's not good. We really needed to fix it as no one locally does repairs on them. All good now thank goodness.
Hugs, jan