This is the second week in a row I didn’t care for the designer blocks offered for the 2020 Moda Blockhead quilt-along, so here is my substitute block, drawn in EQ8.
I’ve already cut it out, and hope to get it pieced today. On my Singer 401a! Jim finished servicing my Singer 15-91 yesterday, and I’ve got both a quarter inch foot and a walking foot on order for it. I had both, but sold them with my featherweights.
I’d already done my 401a, but yesterday I also threaded Jim’s 301a and my 15-91 with Aurifil thread on top, and Superior Threads Bottom Line in the bobbin, my preferred piecing combination, and reset the tensions on each. My 15-91 took to that combo like a duck on water, but Jim’s 301a fought me for a bit. It’s perfect now!
I love Bottom Line thread, which is a 60 weight polyester so much, it’s basically the only thread I use for bobbin thread, for piecing, machine embroidery, and longarm quilting. I purchase it in huge 33,000 yard jumbo cones. For comparison, it’s next to an Aurifil spool in the above picture.
Chaffles are changing my diet! I am enjoying them so much. I posted my favorite focaccia chaffle recipe for lunch or dinner, and for breakfast, this is my recipe of choice.
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 2 teaspoons chopped pickled jalepenos
- 1 tablespoon minced onion, or 3 green onions, chopped
- 1 slice deli ham, chopped
Beat the egg and stir in the remaining ingredients. Makes two Dash mini chaffles.
I like green onion with these best, but I keep running out of them, and chaffles definitely need onions!