Sunday, February 3, 2013

Mini's on hold - to re-learn sewing!

My sewing machine is old, and very simple, so I decided to buy a new one! Managed to get a new machine from eBay (LOVE eBay) for half the shop price.  Lucky for me, a lady had received one as a gift and didn't want it, the box was unopened! It's a brother NX200QE - oh dear.. *quilters edition*

It has a few fancy stitches which I LOVE and have worked out how to use, but the *QE* bit in the name had me curious.  I tried quilting by hand many MANY years ago, have lost that project, but though, perhaps I could make a simple cot quilt..
So I bought this 'cheater panel' (I have since discovered this is what it's known as), batting, some backing and extra for a border - but I LIKE the border already around it! Oh well.. Not sure what I'm going to do with it yet

I chose the cat & the fiddle, because I come from Tasmania and we have Cat & Fiddle Square in the heart of Hobart. Here's a Youtube link: Watch here

And here is baby Mia <3

While I'm doing this project.. my practice ones are in miniature - so.. stay tuned, I may have a thing or two to show in the next week.  Hope to have it done by the end of next week so I can go back to mini'ing!.


  1. you will soon be whipping up all sorts of creations :) and Mia is so cute!

  2. I like the second picture; the cat is fun!
    Mia is adorable.
    Bye Faby

  3. Hello miniaussi,
    Good luck learning to sew again, but that gorgeous baby took all my attention. she is so beautiful. bless her!
    Big hug,