I'm still riding the high of finishing Owen's baby quilt. In fact, I've taken the plunge & upgraded my sewing machine.
I've said goodbye to my trusty Singer that has been with me for 8 years & only cost $100. I was so happy that it was able to find a home with a little girl that is a new sewer. I hope having the machine at home fuels her interest in this craft.
After much discussion with Jim, at The Sewing Room, I took home with me the new Janome 3160 QDC. I'm in love.
I had no idea that a machine could be so great. This was the middle of the road in terms of price & worth every penny so far. I can't wait to keep working with it to see all it can do.
I'm cutting & piecing together Garrett's big brother version of the quilt I made Owen & it is coming together so much easier. Thrilled that I have this little workhorse to help me on the big quilt.
I also threw in another project for the nursery. I saw this gorgeous pillow at one of my new favorite blogs, V and Co. and ran off to buy the pattern at her Etsy shop.
My next stop was of course, City Craft to pick up fabric. The pattern calls for a Jelly Roll but I decided to pick out individual fabrics & make my own jelly roll.
Next time I'm definitely using my pinking rotary cutter. The unraveling when braiding was driving me crazy.
I've finished all the braids & have started to piece them together.
I'm getting to the point in the project, as I always do, where something is going a little wonky & I start to panic just a little bit. This then leads to me altering the project from the instructions & ending up with something a little bit different.
I have a feeling my finished project won't look exactly like the one I started but that is so me.
My camera & all lenses are being cleaned in the shop right now or else I'd show you what I mean by wonky. It should be ready to pick up either today or tomorrow. I hope by then I have a finished product to photograph & share!