Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Maid Marian's Happy...

So ... I bet you can guess by the clue in the post title?? Santa was very good to Maid Marian.... a big box, a heavy box... a brand new Bernina Aurora 440QE all for her very own self! Actually it was her daughter who gifted it, not Santa really. I went over to Marian's house today to give her a starter lesson. You know... (Jenni & Gillian in Uttoxeter will enjoy this news)... Maid Marian got the hang of the needle threader on the first attempt! I was thrilled for her... anyway we walked through all the basics so that the sewing could begin.... making a bobbin, threading up the machine, foot pedal (which is wonderful) etc, etc.... While I was at Maid Marian's house she showed me her latest finished quilt, which had been all packed up ready to take to Caverswall today for show & tell... she forgot we had no meeting, bless...
She is so pleased with the double sided binding, black was perfect for the front but didn't look so good with the backing fabric, which needed green... ta da... no problem we can do both! have you tried it... it's pretty impressive stuff you know.

2 comments:

maggi said...

I agree, its a great technique when one colour just doesn't fit both sides. Lovely quilt.

Becky said...

How wonderful for her to have received such a wonderful gift from her daughter. And the finished quilt is absolutely beautiful.