Thursday, September 26, 2013

My new baby!!!

Hahahhaha Yes!!  Got myself a new baby!!!  With a lot of thoughts... I decided to buy the Brother Innov-is 4500D!!  It's an embroidery machine as well as a sewing machine.  Actually I was playing with the idea of getting just an embroidery machine.  I had in mind the Janome Memory Craft but then I saw the Innov-is 1500D.  I was quite taken up with it and decided to place an order with Cottage Patch.  However after two weeks of comparing it with the other Brother models, I called Cottage Patch and changed my order to this!!!  What sold me was the automatic threader and the color screen!!!!  LOL  My first try out with this machine was making a label for my sister's 50th birthday quilt!!  It turned out really well and I am still in the midst of getting to 'know' my baby!!!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

It's all done!!  Did the binding in the same fabric as the little squares.  If you look closer at the folded corner, I added a label with the number 50.  Will post a closer picture of it in my next blog!!  I am so happy I finished this. I want to give it to my sister before the year end or else it will be a 51st birthday present instead!!! LOL

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Almost done!!!  I just need to bind it and also add a label at the back of the quilt.  There are still many uneven stitch lengths in the quilting!! LOL I know I need more practice!!!  I followed the advice of Cindy Needham... ESS!!  It was quite easy as I used an even walking foot for all the straight lines.   I didn't have enough confidence to do feathers on the border without markings!  So I decided to use a stencil and mark it first!!   I used a cream printed fabric for the backing.  I was looking for either purple or some light purplish colour but I couldn't find any!  It's just one of those things...   :-(