Tuesday, January 4, 2011

It was meant to be...

Craigslist is my friend.  Back in September, I found a listing for a Janome 6260 QC for $300.  Be still my beating heart.  I fired off an email to the lister but there was already someone interested.  The lady promised to let me know if the deal fell through!  Short story.  She is mine.  Husband and I drove for hours in blasted rush hour traffic, construction zones and rain.  The lady had bought the machine on a whim and had used it to hem pants a few times over the past few years.  The quilting table and all the quilting feet, walking foot etc.  were still in the original sealed packaging!!!!  Let me tell you, it was gleeful.  Husband says it was meant to be and the machine was destined to be mine.  He is such a sweetie!

Having this lovely new to me machine has made a huge difference to my machine quilting.  And I quickly finished up nursey student daughter's scrappy purple quilt and used sulky variegated thread in lovely purple/violet tones to squiggle away in free motion loveliness.  She received it for Christmas.  She is happily snuggled under it at university.  It will keep her warm for her last semester!

I used this recipe from the Moda Bakeshop, "Blissful Confection." And I used the same pattern to make up a quilt for son and girlfriend for Christmas.  I used a layer cake-Moda's Urban Couture by Basic Grey. Son had given it to me for my birthday!  Clever boy.  This was a perfect colour for their apartment.  And I had more practice with free motion quilting... They received this quilt for Christmas too.  Happiness.  All of a sudden I had 4 quilts completed!  Wahoo!


  1. what a great way to get a new machine! and 4 completed quilts? way to go!!! i remember the joy of not wrestling with my machine to free motion quilt. it was better than a breath of fresh air. :)

    your quilts are LOVELY!!!

  2. The quilt look wonderful! I love the nice touch of pops of color in the borders on the last quilt! Keep up the good work!