But I did go to John Lewis and treat myself to some gorgeous Amy Butler fabrics in the sale ( a metre of the top 4 and 0.5 metre of the bottom one) and a new sewing machine. My cheap Toyota model finally bit the dust and I have been using my late mother-in-law's old Janome whilst I considered what model to buy.
I decided I didn't need anything fancy or too pricey as I do straightforward sewing for my quilts. Popped into John Lewis about a month ago and saw this model, liked the price and decided to go home and have a think about it.
You can see my old Toyota lurking in the background. I wondered if my local sewing machine repair man might like it for spare parts.
As you can see my new machine is still in its box, I haven't even opened it yet let alone tried it out! Not until Little Beauty is safely in her own house and I can concentrate on the instruction booklet!
I have managed a little hand quilting when Little Beauty is in bed. I'm making a cot quilt for my daughter's friend Gemma. It is for her 6 month old daughter. They are also moving house and Gemma requested pinks, blues and yellows so she could base her Baby's Room colour scheme on the quilt.
Gemma wanted a quilt in the same style as my Emerging Butterflies so here are the two versions:
Emerging Butterflies Quilt
and here is Gemma's Quilt, still being hand quilted.
The outer border and backing is Robert Kaufman's Paradise Pareaus fabric in a fabulous Girly Pink and white!
Now off to watch the Tennis! My hero Roger Federer is in the Final at Wimbledon so I shall be rooting for him........................ I expect the rest of the family will be on Andy Murray's side!