Thursday, 21 January 2010

sewing machine news

after my first project with the old sewing machine from freecycle i decided that i needed a better machine than a machine my dear mum would have had and in fact did have one many years ago. so after much searching i bought a lovely sewing machine, it arrived on tuesday but due to work i couldnt have a play until wednesday evening. so there was me all day wednesday cutting out 5 inch squares of my lovely material for my first quilt project, i was so excited about playing with my machine, so come the evening i plugged it in and set it up but the bloody thing wouldnt work properly, 3 hours later still no success so i packed it up, this morning i phoned up the help line and this lovely man told me what to try, if it didnt work then i was to phone him back and he would arrange for it to be picked up and he would send me out a new one. anyway i tried what he suggested and lo and behold i got it going, perfectly. so here is my first quilt i made today, well ok its the top as i need to buy the wadding and back material. i love it and i am quite proud of my first machine stitched quilt and i know it wont be my last.
sorry about the side angle lol.

6 comments:

Bubbles said...

That is just beautiful!

Niki said...

wow Jackie, it's lovely. I love the material you have used and well doen you on getting it done so quickly :) glad you got the machine working as well.

Alix said...

love the quilt...its so bright and jolly!

Jo Power said...

Love the material you have used it reminds me of summer. You have really done well can't wait to see how it turns out with the wading and backing. EWll done on getting your machine to work. xx

Trish said...

Just beautiful, I love the colours. Trish:)

jack stamps said...

I love your quilt, it's beautiful. I tend to have anything new break as soon as I touch it and as you did I call for help and yep it works like a dream. Now I dont leave a shop without a help manual and an after hours phone number!
I have never made a quilt but have always wanted to so I might just give it a go.