A new machine, a new project.10:45:00 AM
Well, yesterday I bit the bullet.
I bought my new machine - my first ever very own brand new machine!
The hand-me-down machine I've been sewing on for the last 20 years (yes, 20) is going in a closet as my back-up machine. I'll give it a good clean and then it's time to retire ol' Bessy.
I should have the new machine by the end of next week; in the meantime, it's time to get crackin' emptying out my soon-to-be sewing area and to make a trip to IKEA.
In other news, my mum has asked me/commissioned a quilt for her queen master bed.
I have been dying to find an excuse to use this line of fabrics:
|Aviary 2, by Joel Dewberry|
.... and out of that color line, these two fabrics especially:
|Sparrows, in Vintage Yellow|
|Woodgrain, in Vintage Yellow|
...my mum didn't really have an idea in mind when it came to colors, so when I started suggesting color matches and she liked the idea of yellow and grey tones, I immediately thought of these fabrics. And then, lo and behold, Lindsay over at Hawthorne Threads just completed a project using this line and another, Maasi Mari by Dear Stella,
and the pairing is brilliant. So now I have twice as many fabrics to choose from when constructing her quilt, thanks to the ideas of Lindsay.
My mum has chosen a snowball block styled quilt, like this:
so we'll see what kind of a spin I can put on it!
I did manage to find this tutorial at Cluck Cluck Sew, a great tip for sewing your smaller blocks to the corners of your larger blocks without having to draw a diagonal on each small block!