My new sewing machine was delivered today so you know what I was doing! I will get to know it better and if it's a "keeper" I will tell you more. So far I have only wound a bobbin, threaded the machine and the bobbin case, learned how to use the needle threader and how to change feet, and I adjusted the tension. The real test will be over the weekend when I try the 1/4" foot and see how that does and try the free motion quilting. This is so odd to be teaching myself how to use a machine on my own. I am so spoiled by having sewing machine stores walk me through my earlier ones. I will tell you that when I look at the instruction manual I can barely see what they are referring to in the picture... yes, there's a number there, but what are they looking at... and sometimes I can barely see it on the machine once I go looking for it. I think there are some odd angles on the shaping of this machine. Of course, I know that once you really get used to a machine, you just automatically reach in the right place so no worry about that yet. I sure hope I love it and can be raving about it in a few days. I took some pictures of it already - just in case. I will let you know that parts of it are hot pink! (Just from that some of you will know what machine arrived at my house.)
Friday, September 2, 2011
The Country Quilt
Here is a picture of the quilt I just completed at the end of August. I give all of my quilts a name and this one is The Country Quilt. It looks a bit wavy in the picture because I put it over a room divider so I could photograph most of it.and let you see the binding, etc. This is the first time I used striped fabric for binding and I really like it!