The Pennsylvania Mountains Baby Quilt is now completely finished and will be traveling to it's new home in the next few days.
Then I took a day and quilted this one as a favor for a friend. She pieced the top and asked me to quilt it in an all-over meander, so that's now finished as well.
As I quilted these two quilts, I reminisced about the last 5 years I've had with this machine...
and made the decision to upgrade to this...
My old one was the Juki TL-98Q, and now I'm upgrading to the new, improved Juki TL-2010Q. It's basically the same machine, but they've added some new features that I'm really excited about, including:
- a built-in speed control (replaces the black box you see in the picture of my old machine, which is a home-made speed controller my husband made from Radio Shack components).
- a secondary tension device, which I'm hoping will really help with the thread breaks I deal with from time to time.
- new improved LED lighting (my over-50 eyes love this one! yippee!!!)
- easier access to the bobbin area.
This new machine is due to arrive today sometime, and I can't wait to get some time on it to see how it runs.
And I already have someone in line to buy my old one, so it's a win-win situation for us both!