Sunday, June 28, 2009

there are so many quilts I want to make, if only I had the time, it makes me dizzy to think of all the quilts floating around in my head.....
This is the book that my quilt came from. The one in the book is done in mostly pinks and purple. The forward is from Kaffe Fassett. The colors are very bright! I am working hard appliqueing all the flowers. I am almost finished doing that. Now I am off to the store to get some food for dinner.....
I am looking into a new sewing machine. I own the Husqvarna/Viking 1+. It is perfectly fine, but I often dream of owning a Bernina. I don't know why. My Viking has the embroidery features that I only play with. I have never made anything with embroidery in it, so I don't think an embroidery machine is necessary although I still love to look at a machine that can embroider. I am looking at the Bernina 440QE. The Viking store tried to sell me the Sapphire 870. It would be around $2000, special sale. The Bernina I think is around $3500 regular price. The one thing I like about the Viking is that is has an automatic cutter. If you want that on a Bernina, you have to get the the Artista 640E. I think that goes for around $8000!!!! Do I need a cutter? Any comments?

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Black and White Flower Applique Quilt

Starting a new quilt!! This pattern is from the book, Material Obsession. I just love that name! The authors are from Australia. They have written a new book called Material Obsession 2, not available yet on Amazon, but I will get it as soon as I can. The book is a total stretch for me, stepping way out of my box. The colors are bright and colorful, I love them but at the last minute I decided to stay in my box and use black and whites.