I have been working on basting little hexies - it's a good mindless, zen activity for evenings when I feel like all I can do is crash on the couch and watch tv. Plus there is a small sense of accomplishment when you see the little pile of hexies at the end of the night. Hello, my pretties!
Malabrigo Rios and whip up a Honey Cowl. I wish I could say I put it on my Ravelry page, but I have not. Feel free to friend me if you're on Ravelry too!
This colourway is Archangel. I am going to marry it.
I am almost finished quilting the little folks quilt, but I have been fighting with my walking foot. It starts off okay, but after a while it starts to get a little louder and then, although it looks to be working the same, it seems to stop pulling the top layer as effectively, and then the top layer seems to get pushed out of whack with the bottom and there is a little puckering. Does that ever happen to anyone else? Do you have any idea what I'm talking about?! I googled this and found some threads on Pattern Review about oiling your walking foot. Um, well I'm not going to try that right now, out of fear of getting oil on the quilt, but I might try it after I'm done with this quilt, and then it can sit and drip oil on some paper towel for a while. Has anyone else ever had to do this?WIP Wednesday.
Now I'm going to go write myself a reminder that Wednesday will be happening again in seven days. Thanks for visiting!
Cute. I love all of your projects on this post. Love the cowl, you cannot go wrong with hexagons and the quilt looks great!ReplyDelete
Love all your projects! The Cowl is so pretty. I have also been working on Hexies this week.ReplyDelete
You crazy, but don't change.ReplyDelete
Wow you have been super busy. Your hexies are just gorgeous and that cowl is fabulous, what a wonderful colour. I know exactly what you mean about a blanket of grey. I don't think it has got light here for weeks - only another 6 months of dark.ReplyDelete
wow, your honey cowl is so pretty. i love the colors! in terms of the walking foot, i have gone through two in the past year. i didn't realize you could oil them, but my issue is that the pulling of the fabric would seem to stop and my stitches would get all bunched up... i deemed my walking foot "bad" and purchased another (a new foot for my machine was inexpensive).ReplyDelete
beautiful projects you've got there... love that honey cowl, the colour is simply gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Cripes! That cowl is amazing! I just made the Analia cowl (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/analia-cowl) with some Madeline Tosh yarn... but this Malabrigo looks wonderful. Might have to go buy some now... Good luck figuring out the walking foot. Never had that happen so sorry I can't help. It sounds like it might be a realignment issue. Happy Wednesday new ravelry friend!ReplyDelete
The hexies look fab, and the cowl is gorgeous, I love the yarn. Sorry I can't help with the walking foot, hope you get it working again thoughReplyDelete
That cowl is gorgeous! The color is so nice and warm looking. Your quilt is beautiful as well. There is something so cozy and comforting about quilt with square blocks...they are my favorite kind! Good luck with the walking foot situation, I never knew we had to oil that too!ReplyDelete
hmmmm, it doesn't sound like the same thing, but i know that mine has lots of problems unless i tighten all the screws (including the screw on my needle shank) before i used my walking foot. maybe that would help?ReplyDelete
I love basting hexies - I think it's all those crisp corners and such a mindless activity! Enjoy time with your partner.ReplyDelete
Beautiful little hexies and I LOVE your quilt! Hope you figure out the puckering issue ... no fun! Thanks for linking up to wip Wednesday this last week, where I had the pleasure of guest-hosting!ReplyDelete