Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Spring Sewing

More completed projects, which seems to be more and more rare as the days warm up! Summer sewing might just be an oxymoron. I decided the leftover material from this project would make a fun, spring-y purse. This was the first time I constructed a purse without any sort of pattern and I found that it is the perfect size (for me, at least!) There may be more of these down the line.
This is the quilt I made from a class at my local quilt shop. It was a beginner class, and focused on constructing different, classic blocks to join into a sampler quilt. I chose some more modern fabric, which makes for an updated look on a classic pattern. It took me a few months to get the whole thing pieced, and then I waited to quilt it until I felt brave enough to do it on my new toy . . .
my Pfaff Hobby Grand Quilter on the Next Generation frame. I understand that means nothing to all of you non-quilters out there, but basically it is an industrial sewing machine that sets on a frame where you roll your quilt layers (top, batting, backing) and you move the sewing machine around to "draw" on the quilt top and secure those 3 layers together. I'll have to post pictures of it soon. It was a dream of mine to own one, and everything fell into place for a speedy, affordable purchase, which I share with my quilting friend, Debbie.
Here is an up-close of the quilting. It's sort of a loop d' loop.
That's all for now. Stay tuned for pics of Alli's homemade birthday presents!


Linda C said...

Whoa-ho-ho---I am impressed, Donette! This is the big time! I have never seen these two pieces of equipment before. Congrats on getting this stuff-- it's great how you are creating these wonderful quilts!!

Have fun and I look forward to seeing future projects!:)

Jana said...

I love the quilt! It looks beautiful!