Wednesday, May 11, 2011

WIP Wed

Is it really Wednesday again?!?!  The weather here has finally turned incredibly nice, so I spent most of the week-end out in the garden and yard.  We planted more blueberries, a few more trees (including a sugar maple to remind us of Michigan), a few perennial flowers, and a lot of tomatoes.  We're waiting to plant peppers, squash, and okra until the weather is consistently warm, which it may just be.  The last 2 days have been amazing!  Much too nice to stay inside sewing.

Like many others on Freshly Pieced WIP Wed link party, I've been quilting my Supernova.  Here it is right now.  I hope to finish it today.

I'm afraid to show your this picture though. I literally spent 4 hours trying to get my new machine to quilt the supernova.  It worked great for weeks, but the minute I started the supernova, it started acting up on me.  I finally gave up, and got out my old machine, that I've been squeezing this big quilt through.  But it's working!  As soon as I switched machines, it was like night and day.  So I'm sticking with the old machine for now, so I can hopefully get this done for the deadline...

I also finished my Japanese Quilt.  I'm donating it to a local auction to raise money for our Japanese sister city, Minamisoma, which was greatly affected by not only the Tsunami, but is just a dozen or so miles away from the troubled nuclear power plant.  So sad!

After the Supernova quilt is done, I plan on being outside more and more, and in here on the computer and sewing machines less and less....  I hope you are all enjoying spring, as I am!!!

6 comments:

Live a Colorful Life said...

Your Supernova is beautiful. Fun to see it in batiks.

Hollie said...

Bummer about your machine. I hate when that happens. Sometimes all it needs is a little rest.

Mary said...

I hope to get my supernova done soon...I've been putting off ripping the back and re-piecing it...

Mary
http://www.quiltgenius.com

Leanne said...

Thank you for showing off more of your quilting, it is great. Maybe you can get your new sewing machine tuned up so it works too?

Katie B. said...

I love the way you're quilting your Supernova! Sorry your sewing machine is acting up. It seems like that always happens when a deadline looms!

Lee said...

I'm a little behind here, as usual, since of course I've seen your finished Nova already! But it looks great, and thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )