Thursday, February 16, 2012

Love...

My new baby - a Bernina 580e

Need I say more?  She arrived Monday and I'm still swooning.

I've sewn hundreds of flying geese since then...



Flying Geese - made from Laurie Wisbrun's Brrrr line

And tried out some applique and embroidery...  The stitch quality on a Bernina 580e is nothing short of AMAZING!  I feel like I have only tapped the surface of what this machine can do.

It is worth the mess that is accumulating in the front room as I sew.  The kids homeschool and I design and sew all in the same room (usually) and I'm working on a big (secret) project, so things are crazy here right now.  But, in case you don't think I'm serious about the mess, here are some peeks:

Clockwise from top right: more flying geese (from Patrick Lose prints), a wonky star block for the Charlotte Modern Quilt Guild's exchange, about one hundred yards of washed and ironed fabric, and school books galore... 

Lesson: Cropping makes even messy rooms look a lot better.

Happy sewing!
Amanda

P.S.  I'm taking a little break from introducing Accuquilt tutorials this week to have another Aurifil giveaway - so stay tuned because I'll post rules tomorrow.

15 Comments:

At February 16, 2012 at 9:15 PM , Blogger Grammasheri said...

Yes, this is an AWESOME machine Amanda! I got to sew on it all day at a Bernina training workshop and it has many of the bells and whistles of its big sister, the 830. It is truly a dream machine. Congratulations!

 
At February 16, 2012 at 9:21 PM , Blogger Amy said...

Congrats on your new toy! I know you'll put it to good use.

 
At February 16, 2012 at 10:49 PM , Blogger Teresa Felgueiras said...

Congratulations. That is really an amazing machine. Your work is going to be even better with a toy like that.

 
At February 17, 2012 at 1:23 AM , Blogger Tabatha said...

I got the 550 QE just before Christmas and ADORE it!! Have fun and enjoy!

 
At February 17, 2012 at 3:51 AM , Blogger Michele said...

I'm sew glad that you are loving your newest baby.

 
At February 17, 2012 at 3:58 AM , Blogger Karen said...

Oh, what a beauty she is!! Wow :)

 
At February 17, 2012 at 5:36 AM , Blogger Snoodles said...

SWEET! Enjoy your sewing on that gorgeous machine! What have you named her? :)

 
At February 17, 2012 at 6:23 AM , Blogger Heather said...

Oh congratulations on your new 'nina. I got mine almost a year ago now, I got a 440QE and it was beyond love at first sight. They are amazing! machines. Have fun with her.

 
At February 17, 2012 at 9:49 AM , Blogger Kate Brown said...

Congrats!I wish you many happy hours of sewing. I need a new machine and just cant make up my mind :( I am going to check this one out.

 
At February 17, 2012 at 1:55 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many CONGRATS to you, Amanda!
Miss Bernina is a beauty! I sew on Bernina 210, which is on down their line! Love it!
Happy Stitching!

msstitcher12@yahoo.com

 
At February 17, 2012 at 2:02 PM , Blogger Helen L said...

Congrats on the new Bernina!! I love my (4 year) new Bernina too!! My last sewing machine before that was bought in 1979, a Bernina, and I used it all the time, but my new one is so smooth and quiet that I rarely bring out the old one. (It may go to one of my daughters if they ever pick up sewing!!)

 
At February 17, 2012 at 2:19 PM , Blogger pasqueflower said...

What a great Valentine!! I'm so jealous! Owning a Bernina is on my bucket list. For now, I'm pretty happy with my Janome QE.

 
At February 17, 2012 at 3:55 PM , Blogger JanyceR said...

Wow! Congratulations. The 580 is one awesome machine. Enjoy!

 
At February 17, 2012 at 4:31 PM , Blogger Judy Blinkenberg said...

Wonderful machine. So happy for you. Sure would like to know how you make your flying geese. I have to make a quilt of geese for my sister but there are so many ways to make them. So happy for your machine. Have fun.

 
At February 18, 2012 at 5:15 AM , Blogger Alicia said...

I have an accuquilt tute up on Feb 15 at http://heirloomquilting.blogspot.com

 

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My new baby - a Bernina 580e

Need I say more?  She arrived Monday and I'm still swooning.

I've sewn hundreds of flying geese since then...



Flying Geese - made from Laurie Wisbrun's Brrrr line

And tried out some applique and embroidery...  The stitch quality on a Bernina 580e is nothing short of AMAZING!  I feel like I have only tapped the surface of what this machine can do.

It is worth the mess that is accumulating in the front room as I sew.  The kids homeschool and I design and sew all in the same room (usually) and I'm working on a big (secret) project, so things are crazy here right now.  But, in case you don't think I'm serious about the mess, here are some peeks:

Clockwise from top right: more flying geese (from Patrick Lose prints), a wonky star block for the Charlotte Modern Quilt Guild's exchange, about one hundred yards of washed and ironed fabric, and school books galore... 

Lesson: Cropping makes even messy rooms look a lot better.

Happy sewing!
Amanda

P.S.  I'm taking a little break from introducing Accuquilt tutorials this week to have another Aurifil giveaway - so stay tuned because I'll post rules tomorrow.
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