This Weekend

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Horizon 7700 by jenib320
Horizon 7700, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
:D <-- That's been my face for the last 24 hours! After taking my machine in last week for service, it became clear that the back-up machine situation needed to change. It was time for an upgrade! My workhorse Janome 4800 will remain as my reliable back-up and travel machine, and this beauty will take over as main! I just finished free motion quilting a large throw quilt, and it was dreamy! I'll be sure to give a full review after we've gotten to know each other better!

New Purse! by jenib320
New Purse!, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I am just so happy to be sewing again! I had all the pieces ready and cut out for another 241 Tote, so I sewed it up this weekend! I didn't have quite enough of the typewriter fabric (from Ruby Star Rising by Melody Miller) for both sides, so I used a few scraps from another print from the line to fill in!

New Purse! by jenib320
New Purse!, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Here is the other side! I love this pattern, the purse is such a great size, and it comes together so quickly! I had everything prepped the day before, so the sewing only took a few hours! I even used a little Mendocino for the inside pocket! I love it!  The pattern is the 241 Tote by Anna Graham, you can find it here!

Fabrics used: Ruby Star Rising by Melody Miller, Authentic by Sweetwater, Pure Elements by Art Gallery, So Sophie by Riley Blake, Mendocino by Heather Ross.

Pj Pants by jenib320
Pj Pants, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I got a chance to sew up my pajama pants too! I used the pattern from Weekend Sewing by Heather Ross! These were also quick, and they fit great! Fabric is from Kona Modern Quilts by Cynthia Frenette, courtesy of Robert Kaufman. It will be out in June! Now I want to make a pair from voile! :)

Patchwork Prism by jenib320
Patchwork Prism, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I finished up my Patchwork Prism quilt today! I'll be sharing all about it tomorrow!

Fabric by jenib320
Fabric, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I've been trying to rein in my fabric buying a bit, but I could not resist a bit of Summerville by Lucie Summers! No plans for these yet, but I never need a reason to buy text fabrics! I bought mine from The Intrepid Thread!

You can also find it at Pink Castle Fabrics, Poppy Seed Fabrics, and Fresh Squeezed Fabrics!

George by jenib320
George, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
George bun!

Today I love the..
Smell of: Fresh air after the rain
Sound of: Keane
Taste of: Tacos!
Sight of: Finished quilt
Feel of: George bunny's soft fur!

Good Things about Today:
- Productive day!
- Stopped raining just long enough for photos
- Sewing!
- Crossed a big thing off my to-do list!


  1. Color me jealous. That's my dream machine.

  2. I am hoping to have that machine sitting in my studio before the end of the year. I am anxious to learn what you think!!

  3. Oh, oh, oh...that's the machine I want, too!!

  4. Having the right equipment and a really good machine is crucial! I'm so glad your back in business and can get some sewing done.

  5. Great Post. I love the bag and pajama pants.

  6. Lovely new machine! Janome has always been one of my favorites. Enjoy. Love the PJ bottoms, that fabric is too cute!

  7. Have fun on your machine! It's fun to have something new to play on! :)

  8. congrats on the new machine! can't wait to read your review on it! must say...those PJ pants...flipping ADORABLE! LOVE!

  9. waaaaah! my dream machine! i'm drooling! since it came out, i have longed for it! ha ha ha! glad to hear that you love it so far and that you were able to quilt a big quilt with it nicely. can't wait to see your reviews on it as you guys get to know each other more. he he he!

    you don't waste time!!! love your productivity! :) that tote came out fabulously! i'm waiting in anticipation tomorrow to hear all about the patchwork prism quilt!!! i'm anxious to start mine, but first, i'm working on the iching quilt along. :)

    aacks! george. love him. give him hugs for me! :)

  10. Congrats on the new machine. Love your tote....the typewriter and newspaper print is perfect. Love your jammie pants too!

  11. I have the same machine. It is fabulous!!!!

  12. isn't that a sweet machine?! that's the kind we have at work and i love it! it's smooth and so easy to figure out.
    as a heads up - there's no beeping to let you know the bobbing is running low.

  13. The tote is super cute Jeni!
    I love your colored social media icon buttons too. Such fun colors.

  14. I am hoping to have one of those baby's in my future I love my Jenome but she's not really made for large quilting projects congratulations!!
    That Summerville is so pretty I've been trying to figure out why I would need to buy some : )

  15. Love that Janome! Janomes are so great! I got mine secondhand with only 10 hours of sewing time on it and it was 13 years old! I love it so much though, and if it ever quits on me, I know I'll get another one. I'm so excited to see how your Patchwork Prism quilt turned out!

  16. What a cute bag! I really like the addition of the text prints!

  17. I've had my Horizon for 2 yrs now and I still love it dearly. The first thing I did with it was quilt a queen-sized quilt and it was just bliss.

  18. The 241 Tote has never caught my eye until now...with your fabrics. I suddenly like it now!!
    Love the new machine. I have the Janome MC 6500 and would LOVE to upgrade! ;)
    I have Weekend Sewing. I need to pull it out again and make some jammie pants. Thanks for all the fabulous inspiration!

  19. I've got the same machine and love it ~ best investment I've made in a long while.
    Great bag, pj's and of course, dear little George!
    Happy sewing!

  20. that horizon looks amazing!!! I want one. :) love your 241 and the pajama pants, yum, so cozy and soft looking, might be making some myself! :)

  21. Have fun with your new machine. I know I do on mine. :) And I know all about needing to rein in my fabric buying too. My wallet hasn't been to happy with me lately. ;)

  22. Congratulations on your new machine!
    About the fabric buying: There is something that many of us scrapbookers do each year called "No Spend" or something similar. Basically, for a period of time or a number of projects, we challenge ourselves to use only what we already have in our stash, barring the need for more adhesive and replacement trimmer blades. I am currently a subscriber to a kit club, so my 100 Layouts From Stash are counted separately, and I get a double point if it's made from my scrap bin. Perhaps this sort of challenge might be fun for you?

  23. Congratulations, it's a beautiful machine! Have fun together! :)

  24. Jammie pants?! I love jammie pants!

  25. I'm curious to know what you think of the new Keane. I only heard one single, and I didn't like it as much as their first album. Just curious!

    Your new 241 is awesome! And hello, new machine! I've been thinking about a step up. I'm interested to hear your thoughts!

  26. Congrats on the new Horizon! I love mine. It is such a work horse! I love how your patchwork prism quilt turned out. The colors in the vintage sheets are so soft and blend so well together. It turned out beautiful!

  27. Hi! Are you still loving your Horizon after a few months of use? Anything you don't like about it? Is it as good for bags/clothes as it is for quilting? I am seriously thinking of begging and pleading with my hubby and budget to purchase this machine since mine died over a month ago :( It is a HUGE investment for me so any information you can offer, espec. anything you don't like about it or problems you've had, would be appreciated Jen! Excited to see you at Sewing Summit - super happy I got into your class!!

  28. Ack- sorry JenI,the ! above convinced me it was i on first glace lol.


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