Earlier this week I developed a yearning for a new pair of feet.
It's not that there was anything wrong with my old ones. They do everything I ask of them.
It was just that I wanted some slightly fancy ones that could help me do certain things better than my existing ones could.
So what do you think?
Isn't that a fine pair of feet?
The one on the left is a free-machine quilting foot and the baby on the right is an applique foot - with more open toes so you can see what you're doing!
Of course, I couldn't resist playing with my new feet.
First off, the applique foot.
It really does help you to see what you're doing and as a result get neater applique:
Now for the one I was most excited about - envisioning a future with beautifully quilted quilty things in abundance.
It's not as easy as it looks!
When I turned it over I realised something was not quite right....
....but after a lot of swearing, a quick look in a quilting book in Borders and some fiddling with the sewing machine - adjust tension 36 times, new needle, rethread 77 times.....
...it came out a bit better.
I have a feeling I'm going to have to spend a lot more time playing with my....
I may also need to invest in a pair of these glamorous beauties - I can just picture Moogsdad's face :)
The only trouble is I want to get straight on and produce a masterpiece rather than spend hours practising!!