"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Monday, June 17, 2013

The Janome is working hard!

I decided that this will be the week when I make Ken's bike quilt. I bought the fabric at the quilt show in February, but when the Singer machine died, I put the fabric aside until I got it fixed or got another machine. Winter is setting in here and Ken needs something to cuddle up under while he's on the couch having a snooze, so I thought I should get a move on with his quilt! I had made myself a promise that it would be the first thing I'd make on my new machine, so I cut out the fabrics, set the machine up and off I went.
Here are three layouts for the blocks, with the four patch blocks in varying configurations. I still have to put a black border around them before I attach them to the bike blocks, but this is just to give us an idea of possible layouts. All comments will be greatly appreciated as always!

6 comments:

Annie said...

Good to hear you are bonding with your Janome !;-)

Very cool quilt. All the layouts look nice to me. I don't think you can go wrong.

Christine M said...

I'm glad to hear you've finally started using your machine Gina. Ken's quilt is going to look great.

Linens and Royals said...

Love the Colours and at last the Janome is being put to work. Sylvia

Jane Galley said...

So glad you are getting on with the new machine. If you go with the bottom one, just be aware you have two reds together, the block on the bottom right needs rotating. It's going to look wonderful, Ken will love it for the winter

Meow (aka Connie) said...

Looking good, Gina ... glad you finally knuckled down and got playing with your Janome !! The quilt top looks great. See you soon xx

Linda Steele said...

My brother would love that quilt. I am glad you are using your new machine, the more you use it the more you will love it.