New Adventures for Nicole

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New Adventures for Nicole

A hodge-podge of miscellany

I think we have a winner! Top right layout is the one I hate least for my polaroid blocks. I will layout all the blocks to finalize it before sewing.


Prepping a “tips and tricks” mini blurb on thread weights for guild meeting tomorrow night.

Far left spools are 12wt. I spaced out my tape strip weirdly.

And this is also what’s going on. Scheduling time on my long arm continues to be challenging but I’ve got this half done now. #myfirstpantograph


And that’s the kind of day it’s been!

A hodge-podge of miscellany

Oh Happy Day!


She’s back! And when you impress the repair guy you know it’s good.

Apparently I wore out the brushes in my motor. Like, completely wore them out.  😳

Repair cost and a spool of Aurifil: 127$ Considering a annual servicing is ~80$, and she hasn’t been serviced since 2014…I think I came out awesome! My husband thinks I’m bad at math. I say to hell with him, I got my machine back! (there is not enough room for all the exclamation marks I feel but I will spare you the excessive !!)

Oh Happy Day!

Sashing, an update

Tonight I had some mellow time while students pieced their pieces together so I pressed allllll the sashing strips for my Polaroid blocks.

In advance of pressing them, I finished sewing them this afternoon.


Sorted into colour piles. 
Except the foxes. They got their own pile. Trends in fabric anyone?

Squee! This is my first look at what the whole thing will look like when done.

Linking up with Sew Fresh Quilts and My Quilt Infatuation.

Sashing, an update