Twirling at the Disco Quilt {Progress}

This past week/s (probably longer) I haven't been in the mood to play in the sewing room. It all felt as though concentrating was going to take too much effort. 

But today, I sat and re-acquainted myself with my old Brother sewing machine and got some of that old sew-jo back. Before the sun went down and it got too dark, I quickly laid out all of the blocks that I've made for my Twirling at the Disco quilt to see how it was looking. Gee it's a big old scrappy quilt and will be perfect for my KS bed.

I've noticed a few #TwirlingAtTheDiscoQuilt popping up on social so I'd better get busy finishing mine. If you'd like to make one also, you can follow this link right here for the free pattern.

My Bernina is my 'good' machine, but it started playing up last month and I didn't get around to taking it in to get looked at. Now those stores are closed.

For whatever reason, and not all of the time, when I switch it on, the needle doesn't centre. It's not completely out, just half a smidge to the left. If I notice this, I turn the machine off and back on and it seems to right itself, but if I don't notice and start to sew, I can be chain piecing for ages and putting blocks together before I notice that things aren't 'fitting' right. All of those little 'half smidges' add up and turn into 'double sized smidges'. 

NB: Smidge is not the technical word - just one that fits with what I'm trying describe.

This was happening with my Twirling at the Disco quilt, which the involved a lot of reverse-sewing. Gah!

Anyone have any ideas why this could be happening?


  1. My sewing machine has a problem also and it is frustrating - at times I have to turn to another machine I feel your frustration. I love that quilt

  2. Love your progress! Sorry about the smidge.. I am not a mechanic ( or even mechanical) - but sure wish I was sometimes!

  3. Maybe your machine just needs a good talking to!! The smidge makes a huge difference in your blocks. No technical help from me I am sorry, but your quilt looks fantastic.

  4. This is looking fabulous. x

  5. Thank you so very much for sharing this pattern. I used it to make a quilt to donate to our Nurses’ Week committee to give away the first week of May as part of the week’s celebrations. I used up an entire bin of fabric so am so very happy to bust some of my stash and bless a fellow nurse especially now! Blessings to you and yours!


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