Warning: This may long and winded.
As you may know if you read this little blog regularly, I pretty much spent every spare minute last week quilting the Stash Dash Quilt. About 1200 minutes, actually.
My Bernina is about 15 years old and every minute of this, I really worried about her ability to do this much sewing in such a short period of time. I love my Bernie, and do NOT want her to give up the ghost. She makes wonderful buttonholes, and sews a beautiful blanket stitch. And a replacement will cost thousands. I need a strong sewing machine that'll be able to free motion quilt for long periods of time without getting stressed out. This way I can save Bernie for the "special" things and not overexert her in her old age.
I remembered Amanda raving about her machine and contacted her for some details. I researched online and did some pricing. I then put my argument to the dear hubby and guess what - he agrees! So today, I'll be ordering this baby.
I have been banned from quilting on Bernie, so I'll be making tiny things this week...
As you can see, I did finish Stash Dash. It's dark and raining outside. These photos are as good as it's going to get today, I'm afraid.
Yes, I did do the free motion stitching in black! It was six of the one and half a dozen of the other. Black would show on white and white would show on black. Since the backing is black, I went with that. Don't look too closely.