Navajo Quilt Update

So as most of you have seen, I’ve started using my Brother Dream Machine 2 Embroidery machine to make some nice Navajo Quilt blocks.  Now that the blocks are finished I started to create the joining pieces between each of the quilt blocks.  Here they are below.  I just love the colors.

Here is a close up view of a couple of them:

Now granted I still have some more to do and I also have to do the center piece – the Indian Star – which will look similar to this sample below when the quilt is finally pieced together.  I have 22 blocks to piece together and have to determine the layout, but things are progressing along.

If anyone would care to comment or to advise on how I could piece this together, I’m open to ideas.

 

Thanks!

Keith

Navajo Quilt 10

Here is the last three quilt blocks for the Navajo Quilt.  Now I have to think about the piecing rows and figure out how to stitch them and the layout the quilt and determine how many of those I need and go from there.  Now that challenge begins.

Navajo Quilt 3

So there have been some challenges using the machine.  Every now and then the top thread is gathering underneath the material.  After getting frustrated, I reached out to our instructor who happened to be in the store that day and she asked us to bring it in.  After working with the machine for a while there, she decided that something needed to be looked at on the machine after having the same issue happen to her.  We initially found that the racer was cracked which could have caused the issue, but after buying a new one and replacing it the same this still happened.  I was without my machine for 3 weeks – talk about withdrawal.  🙂

 

When we got the machine back, I started again with the Navajo Quilt Designs.   Here are some of the others that have been created:

 

These designs are very cool.  I cannot wait to piece them together and make this.  I have 15 more designs to make as there are 20 in this package.  Stay tuned to see more designs.