Saturday, January 11, 2014

Scrappy Saturday - Blue



Today is Scrappy Rainbow Challenge Saturday link up over at SoScrappy. We are working on our blue scraps this month and turning them into useable quilt blocks.
I finished up a few blue spool blocks as leader/enders while working on my Celtic Solstice Mystery this week. I like the variety of blues and background scraps in this collection of spools.


While my regular sewing machine is at the repair shop, I have been sewing some blocks on my Blue White and had to watch the video again to remember how to thread it properly. It is working well, and it is fun to sew blue blocks on a blue machine!



Just when I was making great progress, the bobbin ran out.
So then I had to watch the video again to see how to wind the bobbin.
I hope to sew more blue blocks this week now that everything is working well on this machine.
To see more blue scrap projects being sewn, hop over to SoScrappy.

20 comments:

Julie in GA said...

Great spool blocks in a beautiful variety of blue fabrics!

Nell's Quilts said...

Good luck with the machine repairs. So good to have a back up machine that is fun to use. Love the spool blocks. Such a nice selection of blues.

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

You should sew blue blocks on your blue machine! I checked out all your posts about your treadle machine. You have inspired me to get my treadle in working condition. I mentioned it to my hubby today and he said he had been looking at the cabinet the other day because he wants to refinish it...It is a 1910 in an oak cabinet. I got it as a house warming gift from my parents when we moved to Colorado in the summer of 2005. Thank you for inspiring me to do something with it!

scraphappy said...

It can be so frustrating trying to use an unfamiliar machine. Hopefully by the time you are used to this one, your regular machine will be back in action. What a nice array of blues you have in your scrap basket -- so serene.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

What a beautiful machine to sew on! Those spools are one of my favorites to see each month.

Janet O. said...

I love that you are making blue blocks on a blue machine!
You just need a different color machine for each month, right? : )

Kindred Quilts said...

What would we do without YouTube??? How lucky we are to have the information a few clicks away!
Great blue spools!!!

Sheila said...

What cute blue spool blocks. Love your fabrics.

Cathy said...

Then variety of fabrics in your blocks is so much fun. I love seeing everyone's different blocks and colours. What did we ever do before youtube?

Andee said...

I sewed on my 99 for the first time today, also had to google how to thread her! I never ran out of bobbin which AMAZED me because I was worried about getting to that part, lol I am sure I will be googling that tomorrow. Your blue blocks look great, love the spools--they are so much fun!

Dasha said...

Are you going to co-ordinate your RSC blocks with the machine of the same colour each month? LOL

Mary said...

Great that you had a spare to sew on. Love your Spool Blocks. How is you Celtic Solstice? Guess it will be on DWM...

kathysnest32 said...

sewing blue blocks on a blue machine
sounds like fun. i have a boring white machine.

kathleen

http://kathysnest32.wordpress.com/

cozykoza32a@gmail.com

Ellen said...

Your spools are so pretty!

Isn't technology wonderful. Don't know how to do something or want to learn more about a topic - just turn on the computer, type in a few characters and voila!

Karen said...

You must have a ton of scraps!

Beth said...

I love your spool blocks AND your blue machine! I got my Bernina back on Friday...and yet, I am still sewing on my 301! I love that machine!

Kate said...

Fun spool blocks. You certainly have a good variety of blues worked in there.

Cathy said...

The Dr. Suess character spool made me smile. At least you have a video to watch and learn!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Great machine (and great color, too). Our 'twin' machines.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

What did we do before YouTube!? Like how your blocks match your machine :-)