Monday, 25 January 2016

Sir John and I

Meet my new workmate, Sir John. Isn't he just a dashing young fellow! I have been dreaming of a bigger machine for years, and now he’s here.

He has been sitting in my studio for days until I finally took him out for a run yesterday, but first I had a look in the manual to see if there was something fundamental different from my other machines. So far everything looks quite familiar.

My studio floor is rather slippery, so I cut a piece of a bath mat to put underneath the foot pedal so I won’t have to chase it around.


My first projects were some leftover scrappy blocks which I’ll be making into doll quilts for grandson’s kindergarden. 
That pink floral fabric is a recycled favourite of mine. I wish I had yards of it!

The walking foot worked smoothly, so I soon switched to the free motion equipment and a test cloth.
 
Having tested all my usual twists and turns, I felt confident moving on to the next scrappy block. All that extra space sure makes a difference even with such a small project.

No eyelashes on the front or the back

Scraps of fleece on the back

I’ll be practising some more before I move on to the pile of tops waiting to be quilted. I think Sir John and I will get on very well indeed.

8 comments:

  1. Nice machine. I love Janome. I have two. The workhorse simple one that I sew anything on and the fancy embroidery one hubby bought me several years back. They work like charms. I do need to do more practice with the free motion stuff. You make it look so so easy. xox

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  2. Så käckt tips om den lilla "mattstumpen" under pedalen!

    Dollandesign

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  3. Looks like you have a winner there. Love the pink stitches.
    Hugs

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  4. Congratulations, the new machine sounds perfect. I love my big Husqvarna Viking Sapphire for the extra space and some special stitches.

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  5. I will be interested in seeing more and how you manage with your new machine. One day my machine will need replacing and I have been thinking of something in the Janome brand.

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  6. Congratulations! Wishing you both a long and happy relationship!!

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  7. Have fun with Sir John!! I can see you'll be a great TEAM!

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  8. Hei, dette var artig å lese. Eg fekk same sort maskin for ei veke sidan. Så denne veka har det vore mykje testing her og! Det eg ikkje fekk til, var ekkofoten, den runde kviltefoten.

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