My parents came to Saskatchewan to visit me for Thanksgiving, I served Indian food, but they didn't complain. We also had gifts to exchange. Mom and Dad got their quilt and swapped me a new sewing machine :)
Dad found me a Husqvarna Viking Platinum 750. Woe, it sews really fast. I've been playing with tension and things making sure I know some basic settings for how I quilt (almost like I knew what I was doing). There are some serious buttons on this thing. My first machine (also a gift from my parents), was digital but once I fell into the quilting curve I wore that machine out in 8 months. This machine however is made for quilting, or so I'm lead to believe. It came with a 'quilting kit' which has all the fancy darning feet, a walking foot, and table attachment. I didn't think I would ever need a machine of this caliber but I think I'm ready.
I saw this quilt online and thought it would make a perfect quilt for one of the baby quilts I've been commissioned to make. I think the pattern is called "Peek-A-Boo Monkey" (apparently found in a book called 'Quilting for Baby') I don't have the pattern but I thought I would build off the idea, or make it literally... I'm undecided, but one way or another it's going to be cute. I'm completely undecided on the the other three I have to make but I'm sure something will come to me. I love not knowing the sex of a baby, until I look at it from a quilters perspective, and I have to walk past all the awesome gender specific adorable fabric. Oh well, I'm seeing a lot of gender neutral colours in my future.
I joined the Prairie Crocus Quilt Guild in Kindersley Saskatchewan and our first sewing meeting for this season was last night. We made these pillows. I started sewing them at the guild and finished them up at home. They match a quilt I made earlier this summer, so I will most likely be sending them off to that lucky little girl. Unless my kids smuggle them into their little cave of a bedroom (nothing is ever recovered, just ask the DVD remote). This was my first time following a proper pattern, and I must say it was simple and had great results, obviously ;)
|Straight & Narrow by Jean and Valori Wells|