I'm back to blogland feeling refreshed after the holidays. I hope you are too. Now, like many of you, I've spent some time making various plans and lists of all I want to fill this year with. Lots of plans and dreams have been written up, right along with my ever present 'to-do' lists. I even updated my sewing and quilting WIPs list. At the top of that list is the hexagon quilt made from plaid shirts I started this fall for my son. Dedicating my afternoon to it, I got the basting completed and began quilting. About 3 full bobbins worth of stipple quilting in, I broke a needle, only to discover that something more serious was wrong.
I discovered that I have managed to break my second free motion quilting foot for my machine. Pictured below, is the original foot (on the left) that came with my Janome 7500. I wore out the little metal pin at the top of that foot back in 2007. The replacement foot is shown on the right and somehow I've created a crack in the plastic shaft so that the foot shifts right into the needle's pathway (the reason behind the needle breaking), therefore bringing my free motion quilting plans to a full stop. Argh.
Looks like this quilt will stay on my WIP list a little longer! Guess what is now on the top of my shopping list? ;o)