Friday, June 7, 2013

Back to Quilting

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.

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