This past weekend I was judging quilts at the Georgia National Fair. I look forward to giving you the inside scoop about this judging process but I can’t do it until after the fair starts in October.
But I digressed…..
On Monday morning, I was listening to a podcast before I headed to the pavilion. In it, the quilter talked about a new Baby Lock machine that does Sashiko….
Its price is close to $US3,000, so you would need to be planning a LOT of sashiko quilting before you purchase it.
Maybe I should back up a bit here….
Sashiko stitching is a type of Japanese embroidery that is often used as a decorative quilting design.
It is normally done by hand and gives a very clean-looking stitch….
Instructions for this project can be found at “Sew So Easy”
Now you know WHAT it is, maybe I should get to the point of this story!!
As we were judging one of the quilts, I was looking at the amazing Sashiko quilting…..
Then I turned it over to look at the back…..
Wait a minute……this doesn’t compute!!
Oh….maybe this is done by machine???
I was happy to have learned about the machine so that I could properly judge the quilt, but MAN is it a pretty stitch!!
Maybe a bunch of us should get together and buy a machine that we can share….any takers???
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