Because my little Viking is still in the *shop I have been keeping busy with a new task. It is one I have wanted to try but never gave myself the time.
I love it!
This is my quilting table with my latest WIP creation all laid out.
They are hexagons. Each little disk of cover stock was carefully cut out, hole punched and then pinned to a square of fabric. The fabric was clipped with a generous 1/4 inch + edge for turning under and basting. Each of the basted hexagons were then trialed into different arrangements until I decided on this one.
After I complete the right side of my layout I will be making half-hexies to allow me a smooth edge for binding. Then I will be painstakingly sewing the little bits together to make a whole.
The finished item will be approximately 16 inches wide by 48 inches long.
Looking from this angle I am suddenly reminded of the pattern on the Diamond Back Rattlesnake. This, of course, was unintentional. Bees also use this shape for construction of their honeycomb! I find the patterns in nature to be awesome. Don’t you?
*I’ve called three times regarding my little Viking and the repairman (I use the title loosely) says he’s still waiting for a bulb. 😦
And although I am holding out for the repair of my old machine I am facing facts, and have begun a search for a new Viking with these criterion:
- It will be a fair price.
- It will use my presser feet collection ($$$!!!)
- It will be a newer model (from China, I know, but what other options do I have?)
I simply can’t abandon all the money I have invested in specialty presser feet. So, if I must replace my old machine I will want one that is lightly used and substantially less than the sticker price of a new one!
They are out there. I just need to keep my eyes open.