April 7th, 2019 - New Additions

And it’s not fabric. Although I did sign up for a monthly box of goodies from Atelier Fiber Arts in Canada. For $35- CAD, which includes shipping, I get 2.5 m of fabric, thread and some other goodies. I thought it was a great deal and it’s small enough pieces of new prints that would be ideal for wallets. I think I will do this for the rest of the year and see how it goes. Some of the fabric and goodies will be gifts.

But the new addition is a Bernina 770 QE.

I’m very excited to have this awesome machine. There’s a big learning curve here but lots of YouTube videos to make it all so easy. I need to get my table reworked and have the machine set in. Once I get a large piece of Lexan (thick plexi-glass), my neighbour will do the changes for me. He is the best neighbour a person could have. He made my table originally and is ready for this challenge. My son works at a tool shop and will have the Lexan cut to the exact shape to fit the bed of the machine. Then the sewing and quilting will really begin.

I have not done much sewing as both machines were in for service. The 770 got a clean bill of health seeing as I bought it used. How can a person have this machine and want to get rid of it? I jumped at the opportunity. Anyway my Bernina 450 needed service and cleaning. It will be my back up machine and will be used for embroidery as I didn’t get the module for the 770.

In the stash department, I did a bit of sewing on my Featherweight. I had to sew something. So I started sewing 2.5″ squares together and made this quilt top.

Just thinking I need to put a few borders on this to finish it up. The only stash I used was the black, the rest from the scraps. Now for some numbers.

Fabric used this week: 1.17 yds

Fabric used YTD: 49.63 yds

Fabric added this week” 0 yds

Fabric added YTD: 19.2 yds

Net fabric busted: 30.43 yds

I bought a couple of king-sized flat sheets to use for my Dear Jane quilt top and backing but I’m not including them in any totals. I also bought another sheet to use as a backing for another quilt. We will see how that goes once I get it quilted this week.

On the 15 Minutes to Stitch Challenge, I have managed to stitch 24 hours in Week #1 and 28 hours in Week #2. Only missed one day of stitching. Lots of organizing and batting cutting going on in my sewing room. I need to make room for that big machine.

I’m linking up with Kate at Life in Pieces for the 15 Minutes to Sew Challenge and with Donna at quiltpaintcreate for the Stash Report.

Have a great week and happy stitching!

4 Responses to “New Additions”

  1. Sunday Stash April 7, 2019 | quiltpaintcreate Says:

    […] No fabric out this week. I finished the QAL blocks and plan to sew the top together today. Forward progress is a good thing. Last Sunday my LQS had a quilter’s garage sale. People rented tables and sold things they no longer loved – fabric, patterns, books, and notions. I went looking for 30s prints, but bought these batik bundles instead. The pieces range from fat quarters to yardage. There are very few scraps. Bundle #1 Bundle #2 And this bunny fabric because it’s too cute. I seem to have a thing for bunny fabric. The other fabric goes with the bundles, which I will use for the new project. If I like the pattern I may make another in the 30s prints. I brought the whole lot home for $16. It required huge restraint to not walk out with more. Fabric Added: 14.25 Fabric Used: 2 yards Net Fabric In: 12.25 yards How did you do this week? 1 Chrisknits 2 Julie in GA 3 Marti 4 Beth C in MA 5 Mary-Kay […]

  2. Donna Says:

    Enjoy your new machine!

  3. amanda Says:

    Love the new addition. One of the ladies at my sewing class got a new Pfaff for taking to class it was really cute, but i have to say I love my Bernina 440 and I don’t think I could ever part with it.

  4. Kate Says:

    What a great new sewing buddy. Hopefully you got to spend lots of time with your 770 this week.

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