Wednesday, November 18, 2009

a new cover and some random things

I saw my first "geese in a circle" block the other day on Kerri's blog, Lovely Little Handmades, the other day....and needless to say, I was in awe!! I immediately followed her link to the tutorial by the Sometimes Crafter, and made one of my own. Once made, I had to find a purpose for it...with some quick sewing and about and hour of time, my Bernina had a new cover!!

I was able to make the whole cover using scraps left over from my last quilt, including those wonderful Alexander Henry dots that I am obsessed with.

Now Nina doesn't have to worry about dust anymore!!
As for the rest of my time, I have started a new quilt. That is, I have spent quite a bit of time sewing up some HST squares.

I am waiting on the post man to bring me the last 2 fabrics I ordered for this will be my first time quilting with HST squares, so I am pretty excited.
On another random note: I have a new obsession....Sulky 100% egyptian cotton blendables thread.

Before getting my Bernina, I always quilted in white....mainly to hide the fact that my old machine never stitched constantly. Now, my stitches are all even, and showing them off has become fun. These Blendables are nice, subtle, and add such a wonderful touch to my quilts. Like all things I become obsessed with, I need them all!!!


  1. You beat me to it! My new "Nina" needs some dust protection too! LOVE YOURS!! And I can't wait to see what this new quilt will look like! :)

  2. Be careful using the Sulky thread. The color is great but it leaves fluff - a LOT. My best choice is still either King Tut or So Fine! by Superior. But then I have those Valdini thread to try too.

  3. Beautiful! I have been meaning to make a sewing machine cover for some time now...this would be a great way to display this block. Every time I went to my sewing machine I'd be instantly inspired!

  4. Love it! How about a tutorial????? My Bernie could use one too!!

  5. Yes, Yes - tutorial. I so need a machine cover, and yours is super cute!

  6. Really cute sewing machine cover! I really want to try that block myself one of these days! Thanks for the tip about the thread, too ;)

  7. You did a really good job of the paper pieced flying geese!!!! Looks way too complicated for me!!