Red, my sewing machine was sounding a little rough yesterday. And just look at the tension issues. I'm too chicken to play with the tension dial. My sewing machine knowledge is very limited and I'm afraid I'll mess something up permanently. How I solved the problem? Re-threading. Works every time. If I get up the nerve to be without a machine for a while, I'm going to get Red serviced this year. I've had her four years and she's never been to the machine spa. She doesn't take oil either. I simply clean her every week or so. I do have a spare Singer and my antique Singer, so it wouldn't be too cold turkey.
I used my tiny trimmed triangles to make a mini quilt for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI). I love making quilts for this organization. They've raised $878,000 since January of 2006. All by selling little quilts. Mini quilts are among my favorite to create. They're quick and easy and you can try new things. The little shoofly blocks finish at 2.25". I used some Easy Street Mystery scraps to frame them all wonky.
So why stop with just one mini quilt? I dug into the scrap bucket and built a little leaning house. Now to get these two quilted and bound and sent to AAQI. I may practice some free motion quilting on these minis. Happy Friday!