Friday, April 8, 2011

Inspiration from Malka Dubrawsky -

Thirty-six 6" x 6" improv blocks, mostly from scraps.  I needed some simple, mindless play, and this is what I decided to do.  But bad news!  Most of you know I was without a machine while this thing was being repaired, for more than two weeks?  Well, IT'S STILL NOT FIXED!  I dropped the feed dogs yesterday morning to do some FMQ (free-motion quilting), and they won't come back up, again!!!!  It was, and is, still under warranty, so they shipped it back to Brother, wherever they are.  I can tell they worked on it, but it's doing the same thing - arghghghghghgh!
Good thing I still have my niece's machine, and I've been busy hand-sewing the binding on the Gardens of India quilt.
Here's some more pics of my improv quilt, which I need to name.  Any ideas?
You can't tell from the photos but I'm using a silvery Sulky thread.  I even followed the lines in the gray/black/off white Hope Valley piece that's in the above pic but you can't see it.  I'm doing lots of variations on the FMQ in each of the blocks, and it's great fun!
Don't look at the mess in the background - I'm still putting fabric away (the story of my life!)  And look at the cute little "garden" gloves my sis gave me to use for quilting!  She's so thoughtful!  (I love my sis!)
Have a great weekend, all!  And a special hello and welcome to all my new "followers!" 
Bless and be blessed!
~ Jodi ~


  1. Wonderful quilt. I like the silvery thread you are using. So sorry to hear that you are still having troubles with your machine!

  2. Hi Jodi! So sorry to hear about the troubles with your machine! That can be so frustrating.........I'm glad you have another one to use! That is a cool quilt :-)

  3. Uh oh, wonder if you got a lemon.... It might be a good idea to document every problem and then follow up with the seller. PS: I love you too!! You are such a blessing to me : )

  4. It looks great, (I love those stitches!), but what a bummer on the machine! I'm sorry for the troubles. Wish I could help, I'd loan you mine.
    :-}pokey (an old follower lol)


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