Bad news on the Bernina front. The repair man tells me the timing is completely out of whack on my new Bernina 740 and that the entire lower electronics are affected and he can't fix it. He is going to ship it back to Bernina USA in Illinois and have their tech team look at it and probably replace all the lower machine electronics. I have to pay over $100 for shipping but they should do the repairs for nothing as the machine is under the one year warranty. Oh, and it could take eight weeks to get it back. The guy was totally nice and supportive and says he will write a letter and make some phone calls to be sure I get taken care of properly. Sigh.
Meanwhile, the Featherweight is plugging along as well as it can. I made two Moda BLockHeads blocks with it yesterday. The block above by Lisa Bongean was a complete beast to make. Those flying geese with all the triangles? Torture, total torture. As it is, the block is pretty, but I barely have any seam allowance on that top side. It is going to take some finagleing not to cut the point off the top of the flying goose.
This block by Carrie Nelson was much easier to make, and I am pleased with it as well. Sorry the photos aren't so great. I waited until too late in the day to take the pictures and the colors aren't showing nicely.
I guess I will have to put any applique blocks on hold until I get a machine that is capable of doing it. The good news is, I dropped my back up Bernina 153 off for servicing and should get that back by the end of November. Also, the dealer told us that he just got two Bernina 440 Quilter's Editions in on trade, and after he inspects and services them, he can offer the better one to me at a discounted (used) price. I am excited about that, as the 440 has a great reputation and it would be great to have one to use as a second machine.
Hope your week is going well! I got a fun offer this week that I will share with you tomorrow. I am pretty thrilled about it.