Friday, January 7, 2011

Betty and the Sherbet Pips

My fancy Pfaff sewing machine is off having it's yearly checkup so I've dusted off Betty Bernina to keep me company in the sewing room. I must admit it's been a while since I've used her so it's lucky I have the instruction book, I've needed to refer to it a few times. She sews like a dream, straight, steady and has a very even temprement.

So what have Betty and I been getting up to? Hmm well umm, I'm afraid to say, Not the hundred half finished projects I should be working on!! Yeah , I know...But really, How could I resist playing with these sweet fabrics???

Sherbet Pips by Aneela Hoey for Moda. It's not actually being released until April but a few precuts somehow made it to some shops and I was lucky enough to get a layer cake and a charm pack. My favourite print in all the colourways are the people scooting. They really grabbed my attention because GBF is a scooter guy!! He zips around everywhere on his scooter just like these fabric people.
In addition to Sherbert Pips, I added some fabrics from my stash... Some I've had for so long I don't know who the designers are.Some Sis Boom stripes...
And this is what I've done so far... Stars and Squares. I'm keeping it simple, making the most of the precuts and letting the fabrics do the talking.

I'll make a few more random stars then I think that's it. I'll sleep on it and see what I think tomorrow.
Cheerio

11 comments:

melissa said...

Rachael your stars look fantastic and im very jealous of the latest addition to your stash. Love Betty - Those old girls go forever!

Sarah@PingsAndNeedles said...

Looks lovely Rachael ... Yay! for Pips! Yay! for squares and stars! Yay! for Betty!

Mrs Singer is doing quite well having been pulled screaming out of retirement, but she does have a tendency to suddenly kick sideways off the straight and narrow ... much like her owner ;)

beth said...

Love the stars places here and there! What a fun quilt.

Melissa P said...

What a great whimsical quilt! Having bits of new lines before they actually are supposed to arrive is a great feeling. Exciting stuff! And just thing to cheer up the dusty Bernina workhorse. :)

DianeY said...

Really, really cute! Love the random stars

Marg said...

Love your stars Rachael, the pips look great with the fabrics from your stash. I have some fat quarters of Sherbet Pips, but like it too much to cut into it!!!!!!! When am I ever going to get over that!

Janet said...

The old Berninas never die, they are great machines. Love the new fabric, very cute and the quilt is wonderful, I love the grey tones.

Jenny said...

i love your Pips quilt! all the fabrics you included look great! love JP stipes too!

comfortstitching said...

I love what you and Betty have been getting up to!!!!!

mjb said...

I like those stars mixed in!

countrymaverickess said...

I have to agree with everyone else....absolutely love the stars!!!! They add soooo much! Simply Gorgeous!!!

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