Sunday, 4 November 2012

Mama's New Toy

My role as a self proclaimed Domestic Goddess has recently received a creative boost with the purchase of my new Bernina aurora 440QE sewing machine. This little beauty has 98 programmed stitches and most importantly, comes with the stitch regulator attachment that ensures perfect stitch length when doing free motion quilting.
My first project was to make a quilted cover for the machine to keep any moisture away from the mechanical parts. This will be especially useful with my upcoming move to cold Canberra. I just love this fabric and I used the stitch regulator to quilt around the various shapes. I still need some practice with the free motion aspects but look forward to learning more stippling patterns. I love this website; Leah Day does amazing tutorials and makes even the most complicated design look simple.

For my next project, I'll be making baby Jack a patchwork appliqué farm animal quilt. I've already started the appliqué but won't have time to work on it again until after the move to Canberra. As for now - I really must get back to finishing my last uni assignment for the semester. Why does everything fall at the one time? Uni, moving house, etc etc etc...

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