Quilting for pleasure

Quilting for pleasure
Find Joy in the Journey

Saturday, October 9, 2010

My new Brother PQ1500 machine!


I had a great time making these quilts using various fat quarters, yardage, and scraps.  The "Hope Blooms" quilt was made using my Accuquilt die cutting machine and my Brother PE150 embroidery machine.  I chose one of the Lace patterns to embroider the floral design on the white blocks.  I chose a bright orange and purple fabric for the borders.  Yes, I seem to love the bright fabrics.  The small pink quilt utilized fabric I bought from a yard sale and have used in other quilt projects.  Again, I used my Accuquilt die cutter to cut small and large squares.  The prairie points were a natural edging to use some of the extra small squares.  I chose these two quilts to practice my machine quilting with my new Brother PQ1500 sewing machine.  I used the walking foot and did random lines on the small pink quilt.  The free motion foot was a breeze to use on the Hope Blooms quilt.  I meadered with circles and flowers.  I was lucky enough to buy the machine from a small quilt store in St. George Utah - Quilt & Sew.  The owner was very kind over the past few months in trying to get a machine in for me.  She also sold it to me at the original quoted price (what a bargain!).  With the wild month we have had, quilting has made my days and evenings more creative and calming.  I hope all of you enjoy the journey each and every day.

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