Thursday, 10 July 2008

To iron or not to iron?

What do you think I should be doing now (except writing this), ironing these, the new backing for the challenge quilt is on top,

or playing with this, my new Husqvarna Sapphire 870 Quilt I bought yesterday when I just went to have a haircut and to look at some sewing machines:

Look at the length of the arm! Look at all the stitches:

I haven't even plugged it in yet. It came with an instruction CD and an exercise book where I can collect all my samples when I practise. I just keep smiling all the time, like when in love! Now I must take time to learn the basics so I can machine quilt the challenge quilt easily. To show you some progress in that field I have a photo of the borders. They look like this, all the way around:

I ended up leaving three rows out. Maybe I use them for a cushion, sometime in the future. Now I think I will plug in the iron - or new sewing machine.


  1. Congratulations on your new "baby" Ulla! What a beauty! I hope you have many happy hours together. Well done for getting the edging sewn to your top.

    Best wishes,

  2. Congratulations, Ulla! Husqvarna is a great sewing machine, I wish you a lot of beautiful work with it! What will be your next buy you get a new hair cut? LOL!!!

  3. Wow you must very happy, a new sewingmachine....
    There is 4 years since I bought mine it was a great expirience!
    Yes you got a lovely gift from Suzie too, she was / is ever so kind.
    Take care!

  4. Ooooh look at all those stitches....I'm so jealous!

  5. I'm going for a haircut tomorrow — and I could do with a long-arm sewing machine too!

  6. I vote to play with the new machine! You can iron that stuff tomorrow.

    I am so happy for you!!!

  7. You were right, I have been going through the "exercise book" and sewing little samples for over 2 hours now!
    Next time I get a haircut I will probably buy some bobbins, because my Pfaff uses a different one, of course.

  8. Wow!! Congratulations Ulla - do hope you will be friends.....

  9. Definitely dont plug the iron in!! Sewing machine is the way to go, it looks gorgeous, I would be in love too!

  10. You will have so much fun with that new machine! Enjoy! --Nedra

  11. I too have a Husqvarna and love sewing on it. It is a dream machine! I would love to join the quilt challenge and see what I can come up with. It might be out of a old dress or wahtever. Please add me to your list and here is my email. and add the Logo to my side bar.
    Looking forward to some fun!
    Don't iron just sew:)

  12. I forgot to tell you that I love your thumbel quilt. Is it difficult to put together??

  13. few years ago i bought a used (because they are expensive) Husqvarna because i fell in love with the needle up down foot up down fix knot scissor features. i forget that my old Husqvarna (purchased 1980 & a spiffy model for the times) did not have these things. i only iron quilt seams & the facings on my favorite linen shirt. which is so old i am thinking of turning it into a summer stash challenge. perhaps next summer?

  14. Heips, suosittelen tuon uuden koneen haltuunottoa, pyykkiä ehtii aina silittää ;) On jännä, mitä polkuja pitkin toistemme blogeihin päädymme, kuten nyt vaikka nuo Amanda Jean sivut.

  15. Nothing is better than getting a new piece of sewing equipment to make life easier! :)

    LOVE the quilt!!!! It has such a wonderful kind of a Scottish look to it with all of those yummy plaids! Great job!!!

    :) Becky


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