I have been gone awhile and have 2 new grandsons to show for it :o) But that doesn't mean I haven't been busy sewing and quilting! I have most definitely been doing that when I can. I have too. Because, whenever I go to another city (my kids live in other states) then I MUST frequent quilt and fabric shops while there! And that means I am acquiring lots and lots of fabric, ergo: I must quilt!
Besides acquiring more fabric, when I last posted here I had also acquired something else: a new machine! I have had my Babylock Ellegante for about 8 yrs now (whenever it was they came out; this one is the first model) and love love love it, but I haven't used it for embroidery in quite some time. It serves me well for regular sewing and in my beginning-to-quilt stage. But, free-motion-quilting can be rather hard on a machine, I'm told. Plus my wonderful husband likes to spoil me. And so I traded in a rarely-used Embellishing (Felting) machine towards a brand new Babylock Symphony!
At first glance, it looks very similar to my Ellie, but in addition to not doing embroidery, it has many fantastic features for quilting, some that I never dreamed of, such as a special bobbin for doing Bobbin Work quilting and a circular sewing attachment. I can't wait to learn how to use those, but in the meantime, it sews like a dream and FMQ just got even more fun for me.
I will post pictures of some of my recent quilts next.