Monday, May 14, 2007

Intermittent Fault

I know I promised you I would finish my dragonfly quilt and get a picture posted for you, but my Elna was sick again yesterday. I got the binding sewn on 2 sides on Saturday night. When I went to sew the other 2 sides on last night my machine made the same funny noise and tried to push the needle as far left as it would go before coming up with "error #1" on the screen. Ggggrrrrrrr!! An intermittent fault. The worst kind because they only happen when the mechanic is not around to see it. And guess what? I tried my machine tonight and it turned on perfectly well and behaved itself, of course!

So the quilt is still "in progress". I got the remaining 2 bindings sewn on tonight. Now I need to hand stitch the binding down, sew the paua pieces down the tail and the eyes onto the body, then finish off the ends of the antennae, then attach the body to the quilt. Since it is now way past when I should be going to bed before a work day I won't be finishing it tonight. I have 50 odd school reports to write before Friday so the progress won't be hotting up any time soon this week. Here is a detail piccy for you:

6 comments:

Nellie Bass Durand said...

Can't wait!

Tanya said...

Very pretty. I like the daisy fabric your dragonfly's sitting on.

atet said...

Love the detail, and I'll TRY to be patient before seeing the rest.

As for the machine -- ARGH!-- just like the car that will only make the obnoxious noise when the mechanic is not around!

meggie said...

How tantalisingly fabulous that looks!!!

Lisa said...

It's looking good Helen. Isn't Jacqui Karl so creative and talented?!!

Shelina said...

Helen, don't rush to make the quilt. Enjoy the process, which I thoroughly understand is hard to do when your machine is being fickle. The detail picture is very tantalizing, and I do look forward to seeing the big finish.