The big news for me is that I got my Bernina unpacked and set up. My wonderful husband cut a bigger space in my sewing table to accommodate the larger machine and it is perfect. First step was to learn to fill the bobbin and thread the machine. It sews beautifully and is so quiet. On Thursday after quilt guild I attended the first of six mastery classes on learning all about it.
In the meantime, I worked on piecing the quarter runner challenge from my quilt guild and this is the table topper I'm in the process of making. I only need to sandwich it, figure out how to quilt it and then bind it. When finished, I'll take back to guild and show it. Everyone that finishes and shows their version has their name put into the pot and then at the end of the quarter three names are drawn for the prizes. Last quarter each of the three persons received $60 so they could buy more material. :) This is what mind looks like so far.
I started working on my next Quilt of Valor quilt. I'm using the "Blueberry Pie" pattern which is on the cover of the May/June issue of "Quiltmaker", but using reds for the "X" blocks. It was going really well until I sewed three pieces together going the wrong direction so last night and again this morning I'm ripping out all those seams. I am becoming quite proficient in ripping.
The oops pile. A lot more to rip out
Last, but not least, I started another redwork block for the Christmas quilt. I sure didn't get very far, did I?
My plans for this week include attending my first meeting of the Las Vegas Modern Quilt Guild Wednesday night, Shadow Mountain Quilters on Thursday, Mastery 2 class at the Bernina shop Thursday afternoon, and, of course, lots of piecing on the Blueberry Pie quilt. May you all have a wonderful week and lots of happy stitching with no ripping.