Sunday, May 3, 2009

Who knew?



So, I already told you about the new sewing machine. This weekend I decided to try free motion quilting.




I had tried and tried this before with my old machine. Never, ever worked.




But the Janome is an absolute dream. Who knew sewing could be this easy?

-dana

21 comments:

Shorty said...

You are making me totally envious! What a fabulous quilt. Love it!

Vickie said...

wow Dana, amazing what you can achieve with the right machine eh?That look sgreat-you will be rocking and rolling along now..My machine is no fancy nancy like yours but It's a toyota and has all things needed for quilting and works a dream too...cheers Vickie

Bloggy Mama said...

Oh, how I miss getting at my sewing machine... gorgeous!

amy said...

that is so cute!

Kimberly said...

Fantastic quiltie! The colors, the images, the stippling... love it!

Amy said...

So cute, I love the black apple houses, and the trailer, and the owl, okay they are all cute!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Cuteness! Love your little quilt :) Free-motion is easy with the right machine - glad you got to have a go at it! Can't wait to see what else you've got up your sleeve :)

Jodi@SimplyThisThat n.. said...

Hooray! Dontcha love it ! Looks awesome! ooxx`jodi

Artfulife said...

I think that is one of my favorite quilt stitches. I love how it makes the fabric look so softy and snuggly.

nicola said...

gorgeous! you know, my family always said this about skiing...it is part skier skill and part equipment. i am noticing the same thing with my machine, an old hand me down that is a vast improvement on my previous old hand me down! :)
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

Elissa said...

oh. i HOPE i feel even REMOTELY like that when i tackle those quilts. i think i might order the fabric later this week!!???!!!??? i'll probably have to just stare at it for months before i cut any of it. oh, the panic! maybe there will have to be a practice one with all the weird junk scraps i have around. Although i DO want to get them done before she's 12 and over the whole doll thing. ;-)

btw, i just want to, i don't know, EAT that little camper i love it so much. how DID you know about my obsession with vintage campers?

amylouwho said...

very cute!

I've only attempted machine quilting on my machine once. It was a little interesting. I need to try again....

Brianna said...

I just came across your site for the first time, and I wanted to say I love it! And thanks for such great soaps & scrubs! I can't wait to order some.

Terri said...

Oh, I wish I could free-motion quilt! One of these days I'm going to take a class!

Heather said...

I'm hoping I'll get brave enough to try this someday. . . maybe in the next year or so--love your inspiration.

Rebecca of Sunny Morning Farm said...

Great job!!! I love it!

LollyChops said...

This is amazing! My machine can do this too but I have not braved it yet! I must do this as I am recovering next week!

Mary said...

I like this quilt. Is the picture of the trailer a transfer or one of your creations?

Sandy said...

Ooh, I have the 6600 as well, a dream isn't it? I adore your quilt :)

Piwacket said...

I'm so happy for you that you have a machine you enjoy using. I've had my Janome 6260QC for about 6 years and love it! Having something that is a joy to use makes all the difference in how we approach our craft. Love what you have already achieved with it. Keep up the great work and the wonderful blog postings.

CanCan (Mom Most Traveled) said...

Wow wow wow! I think I need one of those machines....