My sewing machine is not strictly for quilting. I have been known to sew some outrageous things. My mom cringes when she catches me in the act of stuffing multiple layers of paper and canvas thru my sewing machine. Also, I can’t forget to included the mops I sewed together. You know that stringy mop kind, obviously brand new because that would just be disgusting otherwise.Why am I talking about the weird stuff I have sewn when my blog is about quilting? I was inspired by these fun pins that I got from the Fraser Valley Modern Quilt Guild, which I’m a member.
Now back to my original train of thought.
The strange projects I described above are tame in comparison to the artworks I was constructing the week, yes the week, I opened my brand new Bernina 430. My sewing machine was a gift for my 21st Birthday. My mom, who gave me my sewing machine, walked in on my while in the process of stitching 3 layers of canvas painted with a total of 10 layers of acrylic paint. Yikes! She was not very happy with me. I continued to sew while she stood over my shoulder in amazement that my sewing machine was cooperating with the torture I was forcing. I needed to finish this artwork for an unveiling later that day.
I wasn’t shocked that my machine could do it, after all, my Bernina has a direct current motor. Need more explanation, just mean that all the power is behind my needle no mater what speed I am stitching at. The big shocker was that it didn’t skip a stitch!
I love my Bernina!
Torn Canvas 54″ x 54″ (3 layers canvas, 10 layers acrylic paint)
Work in progress. Woven canvas 12″ x 12″
Work in progress. Layers of business flyers (they would have been business card but I didn’t grab those before my previous job closed) stitched to tulle
Undefined 48″ x 84″, shredded business flyers stitched to tulle
Coffee slippers, size 7. To go coffee cups from Tim Horton’s, Starbuck and McDonald’s