TAH DAH!!!! It's a Husqvarna Viking Emerald 116. It's basically the cheapest least frilly GOOD machine around and needless to say I LOVE IT! Cuts through layers of denim like buttah. No quilting foot? Not even close to an issue! Smooth, quiet, cooperative, beautiful, simple.
I had pieced a quilt before my machine tanked and now I just needed to quilt and bind it. I finished it off with the new machine:
|The Contraband Quilt|
It's a scrappy log cabin quilt that I made using a combo of my husband's old shirts, a few fat quarters that have been laying around for years, thrifted fabric from Goodwill (purple striped fabric used for the binding) and a stolen napkin. Yes, you read right, a stolen napkin. See that orange Kaffe Fasset fabric in there? That was the fabric my cousin used for the napkins at her wedding! I mentioned at the table how much I loved the fabric and what do ya know, but my uncle swiped the napkin for me!!! (Mags, I know you're reading this so I'M SORRY! IT WASN'T ME!!) This quilt is going to be forever known as the contraband quilt.
The quilt was inspired by this book and this quilt (which I believe was also inspired by the same book) I used free motion quilting for the border. The new machine made it a breeze!!!
But alas I hear the crochet hook a callin'. I'm hoping to get my girly cardi finished and ready to test by the end of next week. Fingers crossed please!