Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Scrappy Hoop Swap

I just finished this hoop for the Scrappy Hoop Swap on Flickr. It was a pretty quick and easy project to put together and an easy way to use up some of my favorite scraps!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Practicing with my new foot

I've got a bunch of hexagons basted, but lack the time and patience currently to stitch them together.

I have a new foot that helps me to do lots of curvy stuff, so I'm practicing with it.

Decided to try stitching hexies down with it. I didn't applique them on... didn't even sew them together. I just took the paper out, snipped the basting stitches, ironed each of them well, shot them with some spray adhesive and went to town.

I'm not too disappointed with it. I think next time, I'll use my walking foot or maybe a zipper foot to outline them (stitch just inside the hexagon to sew them down individually) one at a time.

Mostly this little experiment was to play around with my new foot.

I got the #55 leather roller foot from Jamie at Bernina. Love it.

I realized tonight after doing a bit of online research that I should've moved the needle over so that it sews RIGHT next to the wheel. Will try again tonight that way.

Might even play around with some hexies, too!