December 28, 2013

Hello, Old Friend

I've been having some piecing problems this year.  It seems like all the quilts I finished in 2013 had some kind of issue when I started to sew the blocks together.  After talking it over with some friends, I decided to go back to my old Trusty Pfaff and see if I can get back to being the piecer I once was.  Maybe I'll even blog more!

I did finish Nantucket and had some piecing trouble, but it's all together now.  I don't have a picture to share because Hubble has taken over my design wall.

This will put my piecing skills to the test!   I'm going to make 2 versions of this Miss Rosie's Quilt Company pattern.  I'm using Little Black Dress and Little Black Dress 2 by Basic Grey.

Here's to perfect piecing in 2014!


  1. Just Gorgeous !! I have both of these fabrics and you have inspired me

    Happy Perfect Piecing !

  2. I sometimes have troubles with the perfect 1/4 inch seam that multiplies the problems later in the process. Funny you should be going back to your trusty Pfaff as I had problems with my newer one and turned to my old 927 to complete a Christmas project. Even though the 2046 has come home from the machine hospital all clean and repaired, I am enjoying the feel of the old machine. Just today, I was contemplating a project and thought about keeping the 927 up and running now that I have reacquainted myself with it again. Hope you have great success with that pattern as it looks like precision is in order.

  3. Welcome back to the world of quilting and blogging, I missed you! I'm hoping 2014 is the best sewing year you've ever had, I think you're off to a great start!

  4. I have LBD2 on my To Buy list! My son in law has been asking me to make him a quilt, and this might be a great pattern to use. He wants something in blacks, greys and neutrals. Love how your Hubble turned out!

  5. OMG! I love your version of Hubble - Little Black Dress is perfect for it! I look forward to seeing it finished. (No pressure... of course.)

    If it makes you feel better, I seem to have piecing issues these days too. I think it's a combination of eyesight, trying to sew faster and - ack! - a lack of practice. So here's hoping we both get some practice this coming year.