Most of my bonus this year went towards our wedding, but I did keep some for myself, to buy a new sewing machine. My old sewing machine was quite old, circa World War II to be exact. You can see it here. It is truly lovely, and did okay with the piecing, but couldn’t handle machine quilting. Not that I had ever done any machine quilting, but I had aspirations. Aspirations of quilts that didn’t take me years to finish. So, I bought a new sewing machine:
I’m still figuring it out. Trial and error is the way I learned to quilt back in college, and it’s the way I’m learning to machine quilt as well. The speed is pretty addictive though. It took me no time at all to finish this quilt for my neighbors who are having a baby.
You can tell that I actually machine quilted it here:
I’m pretty thrilled – both with the machine and the result. Here’s to many more quilts!