Sunday, April 29, 2012

How to Unthread a Bernina 550

One of my most beloved presents ever is my new Bernina 550 which I received this last Christmas.  I don't spend as much time as I'd like using my machine.  To refresh my memory, I end up having to consult my user guide.  I particularly find that threading the B550 is less than intuitive.  Now, when my Maine Coon, Felix, wants to help, it's nearly impossible to make any progress.  While I was pulling the thread down, he would bite it from the back and watch the bobbin roll and try to dislodge it. See him here preparing his next move!  

Sunday, April 22, 2012

A Different Easter Bunny - Inspired by Quiltings Arts TV Series 900

My husband, Steve, is so very fond of bunnies that I had to put a stop to their fast reproduction in our house.  He expects a bunny card for any and all occasions, and this Easter, I discovered that I had used up all my stock of bunny cards.  

It was too late to go out and buy one, so I decided I would create my own.  Then, I changed my mind and made a pillow, inspired by Quilting Arts TV's latest 900 Series.  And here it is!  

In retrospect, I would modify the bunny image to make it look more like the Japanese bunnies on the background fabric, but it was a lot of fun to make.