Monday, 12 July 2010

I Got Real Busy.

After feeling rotten at the start of the week, the end of the week turned out to be great.
I finished 3 quilt tops

Quilted a top. I designed this quilting pattern myself for my quilting machine. It worked out really well.

And got a NEW MACHINE!!! How exciting. It was kind of a last minute decision. I got a Husqvarna Mega Quilter. I always said to my boss, Jody, that if ever that machine came on sale that I would get one. In the 4 years I have worked at the shop that machine has never been on sale. I just HAD to have it....

I picked it up on Friday. My boys went to stay with Ma & Pa for the weekend, so I sewed up a storm. While Paul watched the car racing, I annoyed him with the constant whirring of the machine. Because it is an industrial machine it goes super fast. I sewed up 366 HST ( Half Square Triangles ) in no time at all.

When I picked up my new machine, Jody had a little surprise for me. It is my 40th birthday this week and she had a gift for me. A 1/4inch foot for my mega quilter and 3 quilting books. I was from all the lovely ladies I work with at the shop, so Thankyou to you all for my gift. ( I can't believe I am turning 40! )

I am expecting another busy week with customer quilts and some of my own to get up on the frame. I've 2 quilts to bind and another to stitch together. So I better get going.

Happy Quilting


Monique said...

Nice machine. What a busy little bee you are. Don't stop!

chook said...

Hi Leanne Happy Birthday for this week
wow looks like a fantastic machine
have fun playing
I love your quilting pattern
hugs Beth

Rebecca Johnson said...

Hi Leanne, Happy Birthday! I cant wait to come to one of the meetings... your new machine looks Great! Happy sewing!!

Ally said...

Happy Birthday Leanne... Glad your loving your new machine.. see you next week.. Ally

Kate said...

I am soooo jealous of that sewing machine. You are going to be a super star piecer and quilter. Maybe one day when I'm rich and famous I can get one like it. Happy birthday by the way!!!