a few weeks ago i bought a new toy and after a shaky start of the wrong foot being sent i finally had a spare 5 minutes to try it out yesterday.
me being me i jumped right on in. no trying it out on fabric to see how this would actually work.
oh no, not me, i just grabbed the nearest block hanging on my wall and set to try.
if it worked great, if it didn't, well, it wouldn't be the first time.
i knew exactly the design i wanted to try.
i'd made this sashiko cushion a while ago. i just love the stitch and thought it would work quite well on the x+ block. i actually had this quilting design in mind for my scrappytripalong quilt and so i thought this would be a good place to try it out. see...not all blind thoughtless jumping in. there is occasionally method to my madness...occasionally.
ok so it may be a little wonky and uneven but for a first attempt, not bloody bad at all! it is actually easier than quilting with a regular foot where i seem to ruche up the back no matter how careful i am at basting.
i am really pleased with how this little block has turned out and now just a teensy bit excited to quilt the scrappytrip along.
new toys, new skills...even more sewing fun!