March 10, 2016

Rainbow Quilts From GRAVITY Scraps!! + a Big Sale on a Brother Sewing Machine!

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A few evenings ago I needed some brainless sewing and found it in the leftover 10" strips from my GRAVITY quilt.  Fifty-four colors out of the original 108 had a 10" wide piece left.  After semi-carelessly placing them in rainbow order {remember, this was a brainless project!}, I began sewing the varying length pieces together, thinking I'd have a nice table runner for my long dining room table.  It measured 215" long.  Ummm, a bit longer than anticipated! I decided to cut the strip in half lengthwise and then cut seven strips out of those two long strips. Voila!  I have two sparkling rainbow quilt tops - one for myself and one to sell!

I was excited to see this super buy on a Brother sewing machine on Amazon today {which I purchased!!!!}. The machine has a walking foot and 60 stitches, and I have been so longing for a machine whose walking foot works and which can sew the serpentine stitch!  The Brother CS6000i has a rating of 4.5 stars out of over 5700 ratings which built my confidence enough to buy it.  The throat space isn't huge, but I'm okay with that since I have Mrs.Singer for quilting larger quilts and will use this one for piecing and quilting baby size and smaller.  It's 74% off today as a Daily Deal, but that's a bit misleading since it sells for a lot less than retail at most shops.

I was inspired to keep making small quilt tops to have ready to quilt when the machine comes.  The leftover pieces from my Scrappy Patches quilt were sewn together.  Another wall hanging for my collection of rainbow quilts in the hallway.

I have these leftover pieces, and if you'd like them as a gift, please leave me a comment.  Ask first and ye shall receive.  US address only.

And now I'm off to see what other quilt tops I can finish up today!

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Shannon said...

Send them to me! Please! You have been one busy beaver. I see you found a solution to the extra long table runner problem and it's a 2 for one!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Great use of the scraps. I still have some Gravity scraps as well that I keep using.

vicki said...

Oh, pretty! Can I have them? Please and thank you! vickise at gmail dot com

Gloria said...

Oh I love scraps, especially colorful ones like these! Your quilts are so happy! i agree that improv is funand freeing!

MoniqueB said...

I have that machine. It has been a wonderful machine for me. The throat space is, indeed, small but I have managed to quilt up to a double on it. I also used it for 3 years before I got it serviced and it didn't skip a beat. It's light, easy to use, has plenty of fun stitches and a tremendous number of accessories. You made a great purchase!

Charlene S said...

Please, I am asking and hoping to receive.The colors are so vibrant! I would love to have your scraps. cwhippc at aol dot com.