Only one more month to go for this one! And I'm only a few weeks late getting it done!
I may switch machines again, however. I do dearly love how vibrating shuttle machines stitch, and I love the chatter of the shuttle as I'm sewing, but the White had a better quarter-inch guide. I still have a couple of BOMs to catch up on, and I think I may need the precision. My other option is to use a Singer 66 that I have in a parlor cabinet. I have yet to try that one out for precision piecing.
If I could find the right thumb-screw to fit in the bed of the New Home, I could use the seam guide from the White treadle on this one.
Next up are months 4 & 5 of Susan's Folly, from Common Threads Quilting. I'm also a few months behind with the Bear's Paw sampler in batiks from my local shop. Once I get caught up, I have a baby quilt in mind for my first grandchild, due early September. I have a few months left for that one, right? Right?
The quilting machine is currently empty as well. I have an Irish Chain that needs to get finished for a niece, but first I need to rip out three rounds of quilting on that one that was not going well. This was the quilt that was the impetus for the purchase of the quilting machine in the first place. I tried three times, at least, to baste that one for quilting, and still managed to get puckers in the backing when quilting it on my Elna. I'm too old to be crawling around pin-basting anymore, anyway.
This is the top. This was originally a demonstration piece I started when I repaired the Singer treadle machine that lives in the Farm Museum building at the Deerfield Fair. I do love Irish Chain quilts, and what a great way to use up scraps! This one has been awaiting quilting for at least 2 or 3 years now.
Maybe I should get busy ripping out those stitches. I think the quilting machine might be lonely...