Thursday, 31 January 2013

Woven




As we wait for Turtle's Tetris bedspread to be quilted, I completed Little Possum's bedspread. She already has a fine collection of small quilts, mainly in pink princess or fairy themes. But as LP has now outgrown her pinkness, she was in the market for something a little more funky and altogether more grown up.

The Simply Woven pattern I found on Moda Bakeshop caught LP's eye, and when I found the Snap Pop range by Sandy Gervais for Moda I knew we had a winner :)  Beautiful bright colours in fun prints perfectly match our lively girl.

The pattern was very easy to follow, but my poor old sewing machine was going on strike. I think it is overdue a service and some TLC, but I battled through with slipping tension and feed-dogs that were not working properly until all the blocks were assembled.

I have started making some noises about getting a new sewing machine that can cope with quilting. My poor old faithful Brother machine was purchased long before I started quilting, when I envisaged simple sewing projects. When I take it in for a service today I will look longingly at the new machines, most probably lingering a little longer by the Janome 1600p QC.....




5 comments:

  1. Great colours Mari! Good luck with willing the Janome 1600p QC sewing machine to jump into your car of it's own free will.

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    1. It may need a little persuasion ($$$).. didn't want to come for free. Greedy.

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  2. I really like the Snap Pop range - vibrant and happy. You are amazing Mari - your quilts (and other projects - love the jeans skirt bag!) are both impressive and inspiring! I had a bit of a chuckle when I read Lisha's comment and your response! One day we'll visit Sydney again and I hope to be able to see your quilts in person!

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