Saturday, September 28, 2013

Pink tutus and pink quilts

Today was a good day.  I joined my Breakfast Club ladies for our monthly breakfast at AJ's in Mesa.  We had to check our calendars to make sure it wasn't Halloween.  Drill Sargent hat and a pink tutu.  Turned out he and his wife were collecting donations out in front of AJ's for Special Olympics.  My friends and I visited from 8 to 11, then we all went our separate ways, my way being to  the 2013 Jelly Roll Race sponsored by the Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame.

I got to sew on a Bernina B780 - a big machine with way more bells and whistles than I am used to!  My go-to machine is my 35 year old Kenmore - built like a tank and sews through anything!  I earned the money to buy it by picking apples and peaches for 25 cents a bushel crate.  It was the top of the line at Sears the year before the free-arm came out.  But we have been together a long time and she still runs like a dream. 

I forgot to take a picture of the first finished top, but it was bright primary colors with lots of busy prints.  The second was pinks.  Fitting finish to a day that started out with a pink tutu??

I completed two tops during my two hour stay, so not too bad.  These quilts will be donated to the local homeless once they are quilted and bound.

Picked up Taco Bell for dinner on the way home

All in all, a really good day.  I think I will sleep soundly tonight.


Roslyn said...

Is the 780 that new Bernina? I have seen all the hype about it prior to release. Myself i am a Pfaff fan mostly because of the built in dual feed but also because of the reliability & trouble free sturdiness.
My frien BJ made one of those jelly roll quilts, fast way to get a quickie top!

Cactusneedle said...

I'm guessing it is the new model. I wasn't real impressed with it. I did have a big bed attachment, but it vibrated so badly while I was sewing, I couldn't sew a straight line and it was making me seasick. I finally had to have the bed removed. Much better, but then it is narrow like a free arm.