Tell It To The Stars, January Clue

Tell It To The Stars

This is my first time working with Hand Dyed Fabrics and I think my machine doesn’t like it.  It’s weird because it’s just the same as the other fabric just hand dyed.  I do not know why it would make a difference but I find that I have to adjust the tension.  I’m using 50W Aurifil Thread so maybe that is why?  I don’t know but it may just be my machine period.  I’m going to take it to the shop soon because my thread keeps snapping and I do not know why.  I’ve cleaned it, oiled it, changed the needle, re-threaded it, etc. and it keeps happening.  The machine is in it’s second year and it had it’s annual check up last July.  Maybe I use it so much I should be taking it in every six months?

I selected the Forest Canopy kit and received everything on Thursday. This was much faster than I anticipated since I only purchased it on Sunday or Monday.  I was happy to get it so quickly so I can get caught up with it.

Forest Canopy Fabric  from Vicki Welsh Arrived 1/9/14

Forest Canopy Fabric
from Vicki Welsh
Arrived 1/9/14

I love the BlocLoc rulers!  I’ve said it before so I won’t gush over them again but they make cutting into these strips soo much easier, more precise and just a whole lot faster.

Tell It To The Stars Step 1

Tell It To The Stars
Step 1

Nothing too strenuous about this piecing.  It was really cut, cut, cut, piece, piece piece and press, press, press!  The beige/white/cream of the fabric is really a light green that didn’t come through well on these pictures.

Tell It To The Stars Step 1 continued 1/11/2014

Tell It To The Stars
Step 1 continued
1/11/2014

Here the light green looks more yellow/cream.

Tell It To The Stars Step 2 1/11/2014

Tell It To The Stars
Step 2
1/11/2014

Tops and Bottoms …

Tell It To The Stars Step 3 1/11/2014

Tell It To The Stars
Step 3
1/11/2014

…and the middles…

Tell It To The Stars Step 4 1/11/2014

Tell It To The Stars
Step 4
1/11/2014

walllaa!  Done!

Tell It To The Stars Finished 1/11/2014

Tell It To The Stars
Finished
1/11/2014

Are you participating in this mystery quilt?  

~Wish I was quilting!

Melanie

see my page “Tell It To The Stars” for past and future posts.

3 responses »

  1. I plan to. All I have to do is find a day! Mine will be red/white/blue, though, and I really ought to finish Fit For a Hero before I start this. =) Your colors look smashing! I hope you post when you figure out why your machine is being mean. If you do use it a lot, 6 months is a good idea. I was astonished and disgusted when the repairman opened mine up to clean it – I had no idea there was all that lint in there! It gets places WE can’t clean easily. He told me that it was a good thing I’d brought it in because soon it would have begun to interfere with some of the moving parts, causing a breakage in one wheel. I was happy I got it in before that!

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