Crazed Quilting Week

Taking a few quick moments to blog. This week is shaping up to be CRAZY! And to top it off, I just got a call from the school that they may cancel school tomorrow. Tomorrow being the one day I would have to quilt without any little feet running around.

ruler work on a sewing machine

I've got 2 projects to finish for the Top Anchor Quilting Tools booth at the AQS show in Lancaster next week. I might be sewing binding in the hotel room the night before.

 The thread for the second project got hung up in bad weather and arrived 5 days later than planned!

My sister is getting married in 4 weeks and I'm co-hosting her shower on Sunday. I'm sticking to the quilters' maxim that a quilt done before the first anniversary isn't late.

Worst of all, my husband's father passed away a few days ago. He was well loved and a sweet guy who had been living on borrowed time for quite a while. We are glad his suffering is over and he is with the Lord. Hubby will be leaving Saturday for his service and returning Monday, then I leave Tuesday for Lancaster.


BTW, I just got the current version of the Westalee Ruler foot in the mail today. I am going to have to delay the review by 2 weeks now, but until then, here is the back of the packages, so you can see the feet a little. I got the foot in both low and high shank versions.


  1. I just received my low shank version ruler foot today from Westalee tried it out and I love it!!! then I decided to order the low shank sampler kit after trying the ruler they sent me with the ruler foot, I can't wait to see your review! Hope you day goes better tomorrow!!! Happy quilting!!

    1. It's so exciting to have all these ruler feet and ruler options to share! Have fun!

  2. I'm so sorry for your loss.... blessings, marlene

  3. So sorry about your dad in law...I have emailed Westalee for my Brother 1500. They said it would be ready soon. Hopefully this next week or so. I have emailed asking for updates, but nothing yet. I am sitting on ready! I did get a baby quilt done for new little granddaughter done though!

  4. Amy, I finally had a chance to play with the Westalee ruler foot for my Janome 8900. . .basically the same machine that you have. I like the divet in the foot, I think it does give better visibility, but not sure what setting on my machine I want to use. I usually use my "single hole" needle plate when FMQ, but then the needle is not in the center of the foot, therefore not 1/4" from ruler edge. What settings are working for you? Thanks