Saturday, March 1, 2008

In love, again



It was back when I spent the summer in Evanston, IL that my friend Alison told me to get my sewing machine serviced.  She told me it would perform better and last longer.  Since there was nothing wrong with my machine at the time, I didn't do anything... until last month when Kai got creative and inserted a few pins through the openings.  I found a dealer and took it in.  They didn't find any pins, but they sure did their thing.  The machine sounds, runs, and feels very different.  It is quieter, faster, and smoother now, and I am deeply in love with it again.

So pictured is what I finished this week, a baby blanket and a matching doll blanket.  It is a gift for Amy, my friend in Pittsburgh.  She had her fourth girl last October.  I am a little late on this one since I was busy having my own baby.  I tried free motion quilting with my darning foot for the first time.  It was a blast!  You can tell that the quilting on the doll blanket is on the rough side since I quilted that first.  I got the hang of it and the stipple on the baby blanket is looking better.  Most of the fabric used are of Robin Pandolph's.  I like her romantic designs and soft color palette.

6 comments:

Ken said...

記念すべき初のコメントかな。これからもちょくちょく訪問するよ。

Hiroko said...

I thought I could be the first one to leave a comment but...my husband beat me! Anyway, I love your baby blanket! I' excited to see your other projects!

cake-o said...

ブログの世界へようこそかな?いつもどんなキルト作ってるのかなあ・・・・と思っていました。コスチュームとかもみてすごいなあ・・・とおもっていました。わたしも重い腰をあげて縫い始めようとちょうど先週生地を買って来たところです。これからもアップ楽しみにしてま〜す。

Marie' Campbell said...

kenちゃん
おっ、コメント一番乗り!
これからもよろしくね。

hirokoちゃん
ありがとう。
お互いに楽しいブログ続けようね。

cake-oちゃん
ソーイング頑張って。
完成したら見せてね。楽しみにしてます。

Jane Maynard said...

hi marie'! it was nice meeting you on sunday as well! (just saw your comment on my blog)...I'm curious what kind of sewing machine you have...I'm so happy you have this blog up, everything adrianne shows o me or describes to me of what you've done is always so beautiful!

Marie' said...

jane,
I have a 10 year old PFAFF 6122. I didn't know much about sewing machines back when I got it. We just walked into a sewing machine/vacuum repair shop and picked the best one we could afford.