Hello everyone! I hope you had a great week last week. We had a bit of a rollercoaster of a ride, let me tell you.
As you might remember, my husband has been working on enlisting in the Navy. On Wednesday, he was scheduled to go to the military processing center for a checkup and to make sure all his paperwork was correct. That didn’t happen until Thursday, unfortunately, because of a new rule stating prior service enlistees can’t go to processing without going with another enlistee. So his recruiter scrambled and found someone to go with him the following day. He had to stay overnight (and get up at 0430 in the next morning) and spent the following day waiting to find out when he’d be shipping out. He leaves in two months and we are super excited.
In the meantime, I am in the process of trying to ebay my Janome so I can buy a Bernina. It’s not that I don’t like my Janome, I do, but I think I need to change up my game some. I want to switch to a model that has fewer stitches and this new machine will be for piecing only. After my husband gets finished with training (and we move), I’ll buy a mid-arm machine for quilting. I have been doing some extensive research and have narrowed it down to either a Babylock Tiara or the Handi Quilter Sweet 16. I know the Tiara is made by HQ but I have heard that Babylock’s support is better than HandiQuilter’s. If anyone happens to own one of these fabulous machines, please feel free to comment on your experiences! I’d love to hear from you!
In the meantime, I can still FMQ on the Bernina because the model I picked is capable of doing FMQ. Not only does it come with the 1/4 inch piecing foot, it has a walking foot and a FMQ foot. Let me tell you, I am super excited about my new plans! I am just waiting for the auction to end so I send Gert to her new owner (*sad face*) and bring the new gal home to get to work.
In the meantime, I have been piecing, piecing and piecing but I am not ready to show you what just yet! ;)
Instead, I will share a new quilt design with you!
The “featured image” of this post displays the twin sized version of this nautical themed boy quilt made with Moda Fabrics “Bartholomew’s Reef” line. I also plan on doing a toddler/crib bed size version of this quilt and this second image is the smaller version. So cute! I can’t wait to start cutting this one out this week. Other than that, school continues to challenge me; I am headed into week seven (of eight) today!
Well, that’s all the news I had to share for now. Have a great week, I’ll see you next Monday!