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New Toy

I am feeling so chuffed - I have shouted myself a new Juki sewing machine and swiftquilter frame.
When we set it up we didn't realise that it had an extension for larger quilts - will have to rethink how I set it up as I wouldn't be able to use the extension at the moment. 
However I have quilted one cot sized quilt already.
This quilt has been sitting around for awhile although I have only recently added the 4" squares in the border.  I made this quilt in response to a challenge on to use low value fabrics.
I also rescued a much loved small quilt from my daughters place that needed a few repairs.  Because of my love of using small scraps of fabrics I don't always use 1/4" seams and have had a problem with seams coming adrift.  I mended the seams with invisible thread and the quilted it all over.  Hopefully it will last a lot longer now.  I have no photos of this one.


sophie said…
I love your little quilt. Have fun with your new toy.

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