And the news is goooood!

My machine is not dead. Far from it. It was a broken gear, caused by who knows what, that is very fixable. I will be up and running early next week. I am eager to get back to this piece, though I may change my mind about what all I’m going to do to it!

The raw and wonky are all right, but I want to take it up a notch. We shall see!

In the meantime, this orange and blue circle quilt came to the front of my attention.

I have absolutely no idea how I’m going to quilt it, but the outside edges of the circles are only fused on so the finishing will have to include a plan for sewing them down somehow.

And then I went looking for a back. I have quite a few odd chunks of blue and thought I could easily find a couple of pieces for a back. I hate hate hate to piece quilt backs and do everything I can to avoid it. However…………this quilt began as an attempt to use up as much orange as I can and I had chunks of these fabrics left.

How else am I going to use ’em up? Don’t like it, but certainly am not going to spend extra time and thought to make it other than a utilitarian back!

And now the quilt is all basted and ready for quilting. I will not be without sewing while my multi-stitch machine is in the shop. So glad I have my straight stitch machine for piecing and quilting!

Now to decide what color thread to use and how to quilt it. Good times!

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