At the beginning of July I made the decision to sell my Nolting Quilting machine and buy an Innova. It arrived here from Houston Texas on the 23rd of August. A long crate and a very big carton:
The frame came as a build it yourself project. Kind of like a giant Meccano set. The long narrow case contained all the long pieces. The big carton contained a huge box with the machine in it and another large box of parts.
Over the next couple of days I managed to unpack that top box and lay out all the nuts bolts etc. ready for assembly.
On Wednesday my brother Alan arrived from Auckland to build the frame for me. Here he is deep in contemplation – probably wondering what the heck he’s got himself into!
Big Bertha ready to come out of the box and go on the frame:
All together with first practise piece loaded Thursday afternoon:
First quilt loaded, stitches looking lovely.No thread breakages, no hissy fits from this machine,
My stitching seems to have a deeper more sculptured look.
Second real quilt on today. I am trying out spirals. They are going well.
Big thank you to my brother Alan for getting this up and running and sister Peggy of Kiwi Klippings for keeping the household running while I have been playing assistant engineer.
I have a backlog of quilts to get through. Some serious stitching coming up.
Thanks for popping by.