I love the graphic feel of this quilt.
And this one is just stunning! All those triangles!
But, the most exciting thing that happened for me at the show was I got one of these! And it arrived at my house today. O.M.G.
I have been researching this little baby for months now. I absolutely love my Bernina (Stella) and her BSR, but her "throat space" always leaves me frustrated. So, I started looking at options. I knew I did not want a long arm machine. I don't have the space for one and I have spent the last ten years doing free-motion on my domestic machine. What that means is that I have totally trained my brain to move the quilt in order to draw quilting designs on it. I don't think my brain could make a switch at this stage to moving the machine over the quilt to create the designs. Plus, I really like sitting down to do my quilting. So, I read and read and watched videos and joined Yahoo groups and after all of that research, I had not seen any negative reviews of this little baby. Handi Quilter had a great "show special" going on, so I pulled the trigger. I took G back to the show with me on Sunday and he liked her almost as much as I did. (I cannot tell you how lucky and blessed I feel to have a husband that supports me so fully in my craft!) Here she is in all her glory sitting in my studio.
Truth be told, I love quilting the quilts more than any other part of the process. I enjoy the other steps, selecting the fabric, selecting a design, cutting (maybe not so much) and piecing. But, I adore the actual quilting process. It is soothing and relaxing to me. I feel I am truly creating something at that stage. I got her all set up in the sewing studio and played a little while this evening, but I can't wait to actually get started quilting something!