Sunday, August 8, 2010

What I was up to last week

This is the birthday card I made for my MIL to go with the animal doorstops and fabric I mentioned last week. She received them in the post late last week and I'm happy to report she loved them.

I decided before I tackled anything else I needed to tidy my sewing room as every surface was covered [again]. In my tidying I uncovered a panel I'd forgotten all about for a soft book so I made that up:

And I rediscovered my UFO's - a very large tub full - and decided I must use one of them to learn to free motion quilt on my new machine. Here is my first attempt:

I've a lot more panels to quilt but if I remain consistent I should have it complete by the end of the week I hope! It took me ages to work out how to find the menu to set the machine up to quilt... it was actually quite easy to find, but I had no idea where to start! I'm hoping for many more hours in front of the machine this week!


  1. Love it! I know that you say the quilt will tell you what to quilt- I think that the apples are fantastic, and look really good. Such consistent curves. Does the good machine make a difference??


  2. Once I worked out HOW to free motion quilt on the new machine... wow! I didn't realise how dodgy my old one was. No wonder I didn't enjoy quilting much before. I'm looking forward to improving my FMQ.

  3. I look forward to seeing more.....and getting a tut in person if possible??