I'm dying to finish up the Four's a Charm series, but I'm still getting to know my new sewing machine. Here she is. Isn't she a beauty?
It's been an adventure getting used to the thread cutter on the foot control, but I think I've got the hang of it now. I miss my 1/4" piecing foot on my Janome, but I'm sure the seam guide will start to feel second nature soon. So far I've pieced a placemat and a mug rug with the Juki. Then I did a straight line whole cloth quilt with one of my favorite fabric prints of all times. It's called "Around the World" by Alexander Henry. I found this piece in the remnants bin at Bolt in Portland, Oregon. I knew right away that I couldn't go home without it.
Last night I stayed up late meandering on this placemat -
This machine quilts so beautifully. The stitches are just so dang perfect!
This afternoon I practiced more complicated free motion stuff while my daughter napped. I clearly need some practice.
|Please don't judge. I'm no expert.|
I definitely see a few more mug rugs and placemats in my future before I hit the giant WIP pile.
If you need me, I'm buried under a pile of fabric.