Despite being hit with some ridiculous tax numbers this year, I couldn’t take the old Singers tension issues anymore and splurged on a new machine. A Janome 2030. Yay! Such a happy, exciting day. Now I’ve had old machines all my life and they are awesome, they can run forever if taken care of, but I thought it time for a treat- something I never do for myself (it’s mostly thanks to Ange actually). This Janome is quite inexpensive for a computerized machine, so it doesn’t actually have tons of features, but it is quiet, which we’re all quite happy for!
I set it up and tested out a few of the new features and then promptly had no idea what to sew.
I did however, finish up the baby quilt commission. My Goddaughter helped me clean it and I’m glad that I waited for the pretty bird fabric to arrive from out West. It’s a lovely soft cotton and I think the orchid colour goes good with the front. I like to make baby quilts that are not too babyish so that they can be used for as long as possible. I snuggle under one this size while watching TV so it should go nicely from baby to grown. (Excuse the poor lighting.)
I’m pinteresting quilts like crazy for my next few makes and inspiration, some biggies coming up. One for my parents with a ton of Liberty, I’ll let you know about it soon! Hope this week is off to a flying start for you all. xo