Quilt Blocks pinned to design board
This is the first sewing I have done with my new machine. I LOVE it! I imagine it will be even better when I figure out how to do more than wind a bobbin, thread the machine and straight stitch in a center line. If you want to see it preform, go to this link.
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It may take me a few months to get to know most of the features. The owner's manual is 102 pages. Unfortunately, unless the weather is horrible, I need to work outside tomorrow. However, I could not wait to show you the start of my first project on my beautiful new machine.
I used some funny dogs and a cat from a scrap of fabric left on our guild 'free table' last Thursday. We always have a table for donations. People often have left overs that they do not want to look at anymore. When I saw these cute animals, I thought they would make a GREAT child's quilt. I find I really enjoy making children's quilt. I do not have many bright fabrics, so I tried to intersperse them with some dull strips. I think it will be nice and bright when finished. Hopefully, next week I will have some time to work on it. At the moment, all I want to do is sew on my new machine. It has 8" of harp space. That is so wonderful. I could go on and on, but you get the idea. I bought this sight unseen in real life. I saw the video from someone on quiltart recommending this machine. I am very happy with my decission. Hope I feel the same in one year.
Following are larger photos of the center pieces of my blocks. I can not look at them without smiling. I think they will appeal to some child who wants a lively, colorful comfort quilt.