Last week, my fiance surprised me by buying the sewing machine of my dreams .. and then hiding it so I would find it unexpectedly. He thought long and hard and thought he knew my routine when I come home from work. So he hid the machine in our toilet room. However, I came home and changed the routine and he had to wait an hour and a half before his gift was discovered. I know that the thought of finding a sewing machine in the littlest room in the house doesn't sound romantic but I thought it was one of the most beautiful things anyone has done for me. Not only that, but he bought it on the Friday before a long weekend so it was Nirvana for me.
The machine he chose was a Pfaff Expression 150 Anniversary model. I had been looking at one, decided it was the one I wanted and set about saving up for it. I should have twigged when he asked which one I had chosen. I thought he was interested. He wasn't - which makes the gift all the more wonderful. He has no interest in sewing or sewing machines. He bought it to make me happy - and it does.
It's the perfect machine for quilters and comes with all the accessories you could possibly want.
I started off with some machine quilting on my 'Game of Thrones' quilt.
The moment of truth ..
... End result
However, even though I was thrilled with the machine quilting results, I was very keen to try my hand at free motion quilting. It was very tricky ..
My first practise piece ..
Much worse than I could have imagined - BUT! always remember to lower the presser foot.
Things got much better once I remembered to do that.
Now, it's all systems go not only for piecing the quilts, but also for the actual quilting.
Firstly though, someone deserves a cup of tea - in fact, this machine has earned Peter cups of tea for the rest of his life.
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