Here it is 2017 already. Did you make any New Year's Resolutions? Not me, I can never stick to them anyway, so why stress myself out. I'll tell you what I'm doing instead at the end of this post.
I finally got my new machine to run on Jan 3. I decided to wait until the new year in hopes that the new year would bring me better luck. So far, so good. I'm having a little issue with the needle threader as it won't hit the hole in the needle. Sure an adjustment is all that is necessary. Hopefully!!! I've only did a little straight stitching and zigzag on a practice piece thus far. Plan to jump in tomorrow and finish up the table runner I showed you last week.
Yesterday at the center, I worked on making blocks called Explosion. These are easy to make and look like this. The fabric is called Batik, it is an island looking type fabric. Has lots of fern type prints on it in some vibrant colors. This is out of the norm for me. I don't really like brightly colored fabric, but I won this set of charms. Not sure what I'll do with it when done, but I thought it was good for this experiment block. I still have to "explode" it again by putting another piece of fabric on top of each block, sew all the way around it 1/4" and then again make a cross in the center and cut on that cross to explode it out further. I'll show you more on this next week.