Honestly. I wish I had purchased a Bernina 440 Quilter's Edition years ago. This is a fabulous sewing machine. I love my Bernina 153, and it has been a really reliable workhorse. For 19 years. But everything about the 440 is an upgrade. I spent all weekend sewing on it, and I just can't tell you how amazing and awesome it is. If you get a chance to purchase a refurbished one (they are no longer being made), I recommend you jump on it.
I quilted my little Countdown to Christmas table topper on it, and was so pleased with the results. It just sews like a dream. In fact, I was so excited about this little project, I made another one.
One for Sara, one for me. This pattern is called Township and is a Miss Rosie's Quilt Co. offering, through Moda. I am pretty sure I downloaded it from the Moda Cutting Table Blog website. Why yes, I did: click here for the link. Awesome little pattern.
Hope you all had a great weekend! Mine was pretty perfect. I spent Saturday morning playing games and doing art projects with Eva and the rest of the time sewing on the QE440. I recently "retired" from working, so I plan to have a lot more time pursuing both of those activities!
Update on the currently missing in action Bernina 740: it made it to the Illinois Bernina USA headquarters and is being looked after by the extremely knowledgeable Bernina repair technicians. Everything is under warranty and most likely the lower electronics brains will be replaced. Still no idea just when I might be seeing it again. But, I am so pleasantly distracted with my new toy, I am not missing it at all right now!