I didn't get an extension table with this machine, knowing that most of the time it will be in my table so I don't want to try any FMQ on it until I've got the smooth, stable, large flat space that I recommend for great free motion quilting.
I figure this is a good time to share the progress I've made on my silk whole cloth quilt.
Above is the back. It looks so much better without seeing all the blue markings!
Then the front. Still so much to do. There's a lot of poof to manage as I quilt this. It's fairly common for a show quilt to have a double batting for a faux trapunto look, but I may have over done it.
I really love these McTavish-y swirls right here, above.
My whimsical fan-tailed dove (above). I wanted to balance the right side's leaf and curl without duplicating it on the left side.
My husband has finished my table as I wrote this post, so now I can put my new machine (Janome 8200) through its paces. I will definitely do some practice pieces or other projects before I put this silk underneath it.
I'm going to share an update to my DIY sewing table soon as we found a great way to fit around all the nooks and crannies of a sewing machine without having to be a whiz with a jig saw.
There's no doubt that I'm excited about my machine and projects. I hope that you have sewing projects that you're working on that excite you as well.