Sunday, February 27, 2011

Valentine Table Topper/Wall Hanging...

This Valentine wall hanging is a little large for my walls so I think I'll use it next year for a table topper. It's also large enough to be used as a lap quilt. I used my Bernina 830 sewing machine to do the machine and free motion quilting. The photos of the back side show the quilting detail. It's fun to use the built in quilting patterns, though the multi hooping takes more time than the free motion quilting. This pattern was from the Sweet Pickins Club. Can't wait to show it off at our Bernina Creative Club meeting next week. I always enjoy seeing everyone's creations which are great for inspiration.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Valentine Table Runner

Just finished this little Valentine table runner using the "Bread And Butter" pattern. I didn't use the outer boarder since I didn't like the look of the fabric I chose and really didn't need it that wide anyway. I did free motion quilting on it putting little hearts here and there. This was the first time I've attempted to quilt using anything other than a meandering quilting pattern. I put it on our buffet in the dining room.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Bag and Pin Cushion...

This pin cushion and trash bag was a fun little Sunday project which we made at the Bernina Sewing Center of Lake Mary a few days ago. The owner Melody was our instructor and gave us lots of helpful hints. She also provided us with crushed walnut shells to use in filling the pin cushion part. This was a project which I've been wanting to do for some time. It's really handy and fits anywhere you need a cushion and bag. I think I'll make some for Christmas gifts.

My new Bernina 380....

Today I purchased this Bernina 380 sewing machine for using at classes when I don't want to haul my big Bernina 830 with the embroidery module. This purchase was brought on by my broken elbow which keeps me from picking up my big machine. This little machine has 115 built in stitches with fast stitch selection for precise sewing and patchworking. A bright LCD display, needle treader, automatic buttonhole feature, quick reverse button, speed control, two spool holders, thread cutter, LED sewing light, extension table, hands free system, 8 sewing feet and many extras. This is a great little machine which sews like the big boys with lots of features to help sew projects with ease. The 20 year warranty on the Berninas is definitely a good reason to own one. Can't wait to get started sewing with it.