Wednesday, November 21, 2012

WIP Wednesday: Quilting and Cooking

I have to admit, the WIP that's most on my mind this week is my grocery list, as I get ready to host Thanksgiving for the first time. (What am I thankful for? That I'm cooking for only a small group!) But here's a sneaky peek of something else I've been working on:

Quilting, quilting, and more quilting. My Janome Horizon is worth its weight in gold this week.

What's on your to-do list this week? Whatever you're sewing, link it up here! Just remember the rules:
1. Link up any post from the past week that features at least one unfinished work-in-progress (WIP).
2. Somewhere in your post, you must link back here to my blog. (Or grab my WIP Wednesday button for your sidebar.)
3. Comment on at least a few of the other WIP Wednesday links. Because what fun is a linky party without comments?

Have a great week, and happy Thanksgiving to those in the U.S.!



21 comments:

  1. I am curious about the presser foot you are using in the photo above. Do you use the accufeed presser foot with the feed dogs down? Do use this method mostly? I also have a horizon. In fact, I have the new one. Still learning. Also, love modern quilting.

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    1. Hi Julie - I'm using the Accufeed presser foot with the feed dogs UP. I don't think you would want to use the Accufeed with the dogs down, that would defeat the purpose of the dual-feed mechanism. In fact, I actually follow Leah Day's recommendation and leave my feed dogs up at all times - even when I'm doing free motion quilting. I find it makes absolutely no difference to drop them! And I had problems with the feed dogs getting stuck in the down position on my old machine, so I figure it's less wear and tear on machine to leave them up.

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    2. Oh, and how awesome that you have the new Horizon! That must be one amazing machine. : )

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  2. Looks like concentric circle quilting is going full force. I am about to start baking and cooking for Thanksgiving too. Got my mom here to be my sous chef woohoo.

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  3. I'm actually feeling pretty good about all my holiday preparations. I've even finished all my holiday shopping. Everything has been bought online and now I'm just waiting for it to arrive!

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  4. I love the sneak peek! Good luck with the shopping and cooking!

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  5. Happy Thanksgiving Lee and I hope it all goes well :)

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  6. Good luck with your list, hope all goes well tomorrow :o)

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  7. I didn't know you sew on a horizon too! Men is busy, busy quilting this week too. :)

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