Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Finished Quilt, Tote Bag and Friday Night Sew-In Mishap...


Well the Friday night Sew-In didn't go as planned. I basted my MIL's quilt and quilted about 1/4 of it when my machine died. I've been waiting for the day. I've had to baby her for a while now. She was old and I've made many quilts with her.

So I had to wait to get a new machine to finish the quilt. I wasn't sure what to get. I finally got a Bernina Activa 220. This has been my "dream machine" for a while. I am very fortunate to live near a Bernina dealer (who happens to be an Amish man) who doesn't charge MSRP. About half actually. I was still nauseated to pay that much for a machine. To me, it's crazy. But I hope it lasts a very very long time. I am worried that it won't. I'll just have to see how it goes.

So here is the quilt all finished and washed and crinkely.


I also made my MIL a tote bag to take with her to treatments. I added a couple of pockets to the front outside to put in books or cd's or whatever she wants. I'll give it to her tonight. I'll post a tutorial for the tote bag soon.


Thank you for your continued prayers.

7 comments:

bettyp said...

The quilt and bag came out so nice !! I am sure she will love it !! I have a Bernina 440 QE and I love it and I am sure yours will last along time too!! Enjoy the Bernina !!

Mountain Home Quilts said...

Erin, you are so wonderful!! Both of these are beautiful! Your MIL is a lucky woman to have you as a DIL.
And we need a picture of your new machine! Ya gotta show that beauty off a little too! :)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Very lovely quilt and bag! Enjoy your new Bernina.

Leslie said...

it looks great in the bag!!! how fun. A new machine sure sounds like fun

Purple Quilter Queen said...

The quilt and bag turned out very nice. I'm sure your MIL will love it. Where did you get the main fabric? It's just adorable! Jenn

Jacque. said...

wait! hold it! You got a bernina and that's all you did was mention it...you didn't jump up and down and exclaim with delight (once you got over being nauseated)???? Let's see a photo of it...let's hear how wonderful it is to use!

Love your MIL's tote and quilt. You're a wonderful DIL!

Em said...

As I read the narrative, I am embarrassed and also humbled that what I thought was a baby quilt and baby bag is much much more. I will include her in my prayers. How precious life is!

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