Yesterday, Stephen and I did the last bit that was required to get my new toy running. I'm just so excited!
I stayed up late watching, for the third time, the DVD that came with the machine, you know, making sure I was doing things right! It can be so intimidating! lol
I still have a bit of tweaking left to do. I find that it's not as smooth as I would like it to be. I imagine that it will take a bit of time before I'm comfortable with it. So much to learn! I do want to thank Vicki from Field Trips in Fiber for all of her help. She's been such a sweetheart, answering all of my questions and what not! Thanks for being there Vicki!
I've been thinking of a name for my new toy, Penelope. I don't know why, but I just love that name.
On the quilting front........!
I bought this book, Companions by Whimsicals, a couple of years ago at The Quilted Crow. They had the trunk show on display and I just fell in love with the Market Day quilt. I find that her quilts are just the right amount of folk art for my taste.
I have had the fabric set aside for the project for quite some time and frankly, I was tired of working off the UFO list. There's only so much a quilting girl can take! Time for a new project!
This is the center block of Market Day. It's machine appliqued.
As much as I love hand applique, I've got to say that doing it by machine relieves me of the stress of having too many hand projects hanging around. It's a wonderful feeling to get something done!
Well, I'm off to play with Penelope! Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day everyone!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Up and running...........!
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I am so excited for you and I have no doubts you will master this new craft and turn out some gorgeous quilting. Nice job on the Market Day block. While I am mostly a hand appliquer too, I do enjoy some machine applique now and then.
So much fun for you!
Great job on the block.
I'M SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!!!!!
I love Penelope for a name too!
Isn't it fun getting to finally quilt with Penelope! I remember the feeling when I first got my Millie...intimidating at times, but still totally fun.
Congrats with your new wonder. Lucky YOU!
Yesssss it is up and running, congratulations. Do you have a special stitch to applique on the sewing machine?
I'm so excited for you....I'm sure you and Penelope will become the bestest of friends. :)
WooHoo - Penelope is in the house! Have fun!
Yippee! You and Penelope are going to have great fun together *s* Love that Whimsicals block.
I am so glad that you have got it up and going -- and posted a photo of it. I think I was almost as excited about its arrival as you were. Now, I can't wait to see all the wonderful quilts that you will be creating.
I love the name Penelope.
Blogger is being extremely obnoxious today -- it wouldn't take my comment and told me it was a duplicate action.
NOW it is a duplicate action LOL -- I'm trying it again. Have a great time with Penelope. Love that little basket block!
I'm so excited for you and Penelope, your going to have such fun with her.
That a gorgeous center block, I Love the pineapple and pears.
That is a very nice name - Penelope - so I guess it is a "she" LOL
I was trying one of those out at a quilt shop when I was in Red Deer visiting with Anna. It was very difficult and my lines were terrible!! I think it must take a tremendous amount of practice. Have fun with Penelope :)))
What fun, I am excited for you. I just awarded you "Brillante Weblog Award".
WOOOHOOOO isn't it alot of fun?? I love doing the quilting. So relaxing. Enjoy your new Penelope.
Hey, glad to see you have your new toy, bet you are having fun playing. I imagine you feel like your in quilter's paradise, enjoy!!!
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