Here I will share pictures and progress of the quilts and things quilted on my customized Betty Boop quilting machine.
Betty, as I refer to her, loves nothing more than to quilt and quilt and quilt ;-) Hopefully, we will keep her busy - so let's get started!
I learned about this term from my DGD which means to take vintage music - maybe even two or more songs, and mix or 'mash-up' w/today's funky & fresh sounds and beats to produce a 'new age' mash-up tune...I like it! Soooo, my Monday Mash-up consists of vintage fabrics and patterns, mashed-up w/today's fresh and crisp fabrics and design ideas to produce a 'new age' quilt or two. In the future, that will apply however, for today's venue we have a mash-up of several projects combined to make one wild week/weekend!
The first pic shows what a clothes dryer looks like without its door, drum and back cover, (and why I didn't get as much done last week as originally planned):
Clothes dryer torn down, ready for repairs
And one of the offending culprits - a melted/wollered* down pulley wheel that runs off the motor's drive shaft driven by the serpentine belt (I learned a whole lot this past week! Those are my tools in the photo ;-):
No wonder the serpentine belt stopped turning the drum on the dryer!
Thank goodness for RepairClinic.com and YouTube videos or my dryer would not be back together and I probably would've had to buy a new one since there's no Maytag repair man in my neck of the woods (and this one is ONLY 6 years old!)
Here's the actual video I watched over and over and over to fix my dryer:
Right drum roller (I had to replace both of them along w/several other parts,
including wollered* out pulley wheel)
And doesn't he look all nice and pretty put back together:
I LOVE this dryer now that it is working again - all nice and quiet...
I can actually sew/quilt in peace without listening to all that squealing
I got it all torn down last Monday and had it all put back together late Monday night but was missing a few parts so, got online and ordered them at 1:30 am (CST) - they were here Thursday afternoon - way to go RepairClinic.com. The hubs is still shaking his head in disbelief that 1) the parts arrived in less than a week and 2) that yours truly could actually fix this dryer by watching a youtube.com video. He's secretly been bragging about his handy girl wife to his friends, I got word ;-)
And for the rest of the mash-up story, got some serious work done on one of my Hurricane Sandy Relief quilt tops:
Coming along nicely - these are Moda black & white jelly roll strips
w/green sashings from equilter.com - I really like the fresh green w/black & white
Ready to be loaded onto the quilt frame
I think I'm going to call this one 'Renewal'
And I even got several blocks from Easy Street Part VIII pieced together:
Only 4 more left to go and I'm ready to assemble the entire top - YEAH!
Alrighty then, time to put away a few more clothes (we got behind on our laundry while the dryer was down, still playing catch-up) and after that, my Hurricane SandyRenewal quilt top needs loaded and then I'm off w/very important rendezvous w/DGD!
That's it for this Monday Mash-up - what was yours like?
*wollered - a technical MidWest term referring to an item or object that has been worn down or hollowed out due to various external factors and variances ;-)