Friday, 30 January 2015

A new machine!

Yes,  it's finally arrived, my lovely new Janome Horizon 8200 QC and I love it.  The stitch quality is excellent, and having all that room to the right of the needle is just what I was looking for.  I found the dual feed foot a little fiddly to attach at first but once I got the knack it popped on quite easily.  Tonight I did some piecing with the 1/4" foot and checked how precise it was - a brilliant scant 1/4" and no veering off at the end of stitching!

I'm also dead pleased at how snug it fits into my Horn Gemini sewing table. I thought I would have to buy another insert but it's so large it takes up all the space!!

I will be joining in with Melissa from the Happy Quilting blog, on her "Irish Chain with a Twist" quilt along which starts this week.  It's not too late to check it out if you fancy taking part.   This week she gave out the fabric requirements depending on what size quilt you want to make and suggested some colour scheme options.  I'm going for a dark blue/navy background with pink, peach and turquoise ....... These are the fabrics I've pulled together so far.

Can't wait to get cutting and stitching!!  

I'll have some time in the "hive" tomorrow on my lovely new machine but I'm travelling down to Brighton on Sunday to see my gorgeous grandson Marley and his dad and staying over with them so I will have to take some hand sewing or perhaps knitting with me.

Until next time happy stitching......... Jacky O

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