Sewing in colour

I thought I would show you a bit of what I’ve been up to with my new sewing machine!

011I raided my scrap bins to make these placemats. I used the “slab” method of piecing from Sunday Morning Quilts – one of my favourite project books.

013I quilted them with straight line quilting. I can’t begin to express how wonderful it is to have a sewing machine that will sew through a quilt top! My old machine would have eaten these for supper.

015Unfortunately, even the best sewing machine won’t magically make a mitered corner. I’m getting better, though…I can definitely tell the difference between the first placemat and the last one. πŸ™‚

And last but not least, I made 12 more blocks and sewed this “wonky hashtag” top together. It’s been a UFO for a couple of years now. Time to get it finished and on its way!

018Borders yes? Borders no?

001I’ll save the story of this quilt for another post. πŸ™‚

By Nita

I retired early and moved to a new community. I blog about my adventures as I explore a new lifestyle. I write about quilting, knitting and needlework, about learning to sew my own garments, adventures in the kitchen and in the garden, dancing, hiking, is my playground!


  1. Sunday morning quilts is one of my faves too, Nita. I vote for no borders. Love the look of your hash tags by themselves.:-)

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