I guess I could always try right? I can’t wait to see the beautiful projects that will come out of this!
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I love the Sew Mama Sew blog and get so much inspiration from there, the problem with me is, I have inspiration overload and time deficiency! But I did see something I loved and just had to make it, so I dove right in and was surprised at how quickly it went. I used the Dresden Plate tutorial by Elizabeth Hartman from Oh, Fransson! and I love how it turned out! It’s the perfect little table topper, especially since my curtains are from the center fabric!
I can definitely see me doing more of these, the possibilities are endless, and a large quilt with them would be manageable and fun!
I have finished up some other projects – gasp! Okay, I can really only think of two right now, so I’ll have to take some pics and post on them soon. And I have an exciting trip we took at the end of March to post about as well!
is for New Things!! I couldn’t wait for “P” to post my new Pfaff!! Isn’t she beautiful!
So here’s the details – she’s a Pfaff Quilt Expression 2048 and she is fantastic! Buying a new sewing machine has been on my list for a while now because I really enjoy sewing, but my old Brother just wasn’t cutting it. So, I decided if I was going to buy one, I was going to buy one that would take me through it’s 20 year warranty (hopefully!). I bought a machine that I can grow into.
There is quite an interesting story behind this machine too, because it wasn’t the first one I bought!
I looked at Husqvarna’s, Pfaff’s and Bernina’s. There is a Husqvarna dealer in WV near Bear’s parents, so we went there. Turns out they have a program where you can upgrade within a year and get the full purchase price towards a new machine, and someone can buy your gently used machine for a discount. So, I got my first machine this way – a Husqvarna Sapphire 830. Nice little machine, great price, and a bicycle stitch! It took about 3 days for me to actually make the decision, and my in-laws picked it up for me. They brought it down and I started sewing, and immediately wasn’t comfortable with it. Not sure what was wrong, but I just wasn’t comfortable.
During this time I had looked at the Pfaff Quilt Expression 2048, and although it was on sale, $300 off, the price was still double what I paid for the Sapphire. But something kept calling me back to it. So I went back down to the Pfaff dealer, to look at a lesser model. As soon as I walked in the store, the lady ran up to me and said “I just tried to call you! You wanted the Quilt Expression 2048 right?”
I replied, “Well, I’m actually going to look at the lower model, we decided that one was just too much.”
She says, “Oh no it’s not! We just got a call from Pfaff with a special price – $900 off!!”
(Which makes the 2048 $250 less than the 2038 I was going to look at!!!)
I said “Let me call my husband!”
Needless to say, a few days later I was the proud owner of a Pfaff, and had to shamefully walk into the Husqvarna dealer to return my Sapphire. Thankfully she wasn’t too bad about it. I told her I just wasn’t 100% on it – I didn’t mention the Pfaff, and she had a new buyer for it anyways. When I was signing my return receipt, she said “Wow, you really did get a great deal on this (it was $400 off the original price).” I just smiled and said, “yes, it was a good deal” and I left off the part about getting a much better deal on a machine that I loved!
So here are my first projects. The first is a Wonder Wallet from Lazy Girl Designs. I just used two fat quarters and I think it turned out pretty well!
My current project is a Crazy Quilt using a Moda Charm Pack in Shangri La. I’ve finished 4 of the 40 squares (they don’t look even because they all need to be trimmed to size).
The squares are done in sets of 4 with 4 of the same fabrics, just in different places. It’s a pretty neat design. Can’t wait to show you the finished quilt!