Welcome to the North Pole

I saw this quilt I thought it was so cute.  I brought it as BOM from Angels in Gumboots and there BOM is done in applique.  My plan it to do it in applique and maybe needle turn.  When I open the book, well lets just say I was absolutely overwhelm.  A lot of the pieces are very small so thus my decision to do it as an applique.  I’ve just started one block and intend to complete the more easier ones first.  Lucky, I don’t have to do fabric selection as that hard work has been done for me.  Here are the fabric selections for The Marble House, Welcome, Reindeer Barn and the completed Block Star

The Marble House

The Marble House

Welcome

Welcome

Reindeer Barn

Reindeer Barn

Stars

Stars

New sewing machine

Ok I am really excited as I ordered a new sewing machine the other day.  There is nothing wrong with my old machine which is a Brother but it this one does blanket stitch and some other fancy stitch.  So after waiting for it, the machine arrived today.  I had started to unpack the box, and couldn’t find the foot for the machine but child found it for me.  I was a little bit disappointed that it didn’t have a hard cover.  It was easy to work – I was able to sew some projects together and was very happy with it.  I discovered that it had a marker that showed quilter how to do a 1/4 inch seam.  When you used the machine it was very simple to use.  I found the easy threader a little bit challenging to use – perhaps because I am so use to my brother machine.  The thread cutter is a little bit difficult to reach for but I will get the hang of it.  The one thing I found annoying is when you took the your foot off the machine – the machine still kept going for 1 or 2 stitches.  I just think I need to get to know my new machine better which only means more sewing.