Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Catch Up.

I have been a lazy bee-er. But I am finally caught up with my blocks for the MidModBee, and I thought I would share them. Because, they took a long time, and I already took pictures of them, and I am pleasantly surprised by how not-completely-terrible they are.
for Amanda
for Debbie
for Rebekah
and for Robin.
I'm also going to include a little commercial here: Several of these blocks required quite a few pieced curves, which, a week ago, I had never done. If this is something you do often, and you have a Bernina, GO AND BUY THIS FOOT: It's called the leather roller foot, and it isn't cheap ($70 ish?), but it is so, so worth it. You can turn on a dime, it's a ton of fun for doing quilting, and when doing pieced curves, it is BRILLIANT. I don't think I pinned anything more than in the middle-- since it takes absolutely no effort to turn the fabric, you can concentrate completely on keeping the edges together and don't need to worry about the angle. I really can't imagine doing this stuff with a regular foot, this makes it so fast and easy.
Ok, commercial over, and I should mention that I have absolutely no affiliation with Bernina, I just really love this foot. Which I hope is not a sentence that google starts sending people here with, because people in search of "foot love" will be terribly disappointed.
Also wanted to give you a heads up that you probably won't see me around here for a while, at least a week or so, and the shop will be closed as well. Don't worry, nothing turrible has happened, just some prioritizing needs to be done, and it will take some distance in order to accomplish it. Over and out!


Peppermint Pinwheels said...

That is so interesting about the rolling leather foot. I keep flirting with buying that curve-master foot, but haven't done it I have something else to consider (and it's a metal foot, not plastic!). The blocks look great!

Melissa said...

I had no idea a foot like that existed. The one curved piece I tried ended up in the trash seconds after completion.

Good look with the prioritization!

Kristin said...

Um, yes. I think I need that foot.

Also, Internet, you should know that Lauren is the best person EVER because she brought me a Diet Dr. Pepper with chocolate from Sonic last night. I immediately proposed marriage.