What I'm thinking about is trading in Tim Gunn Quattro (my big machine) for this with the hopes I can also qualify for a little credit toward a small classroom machine.
(no decisions yet, just thinking out loud!)
On a side note, Yesterday I went to a local fabric chain's discussion on Modern Quilting. The lecture leader did an awesome job of presenting several wonderful modern projects. She went over some tools and patterns, as well as discussed what makes a quilt "modern." It was a lot of fun!
Here I am with two rows done!
I had an order in through a friend for three more bolts of the American Made Brand fabric. I now have an awesome assortment of neutral backgrounds -- White, Cream, Light Cream, Black, Light Gray, and Light Khaki. I need to cut my chunk of light gray for the Aviatrix project, then I'll have that kit ready to go. She also took orders for five-yard and ten-yard cuts of the colors. I have several other colors on order in 5-yard cuts. This way I'll have tons of beautiful solids on hand .
Today I stopped by the local shop, Gathering Fabric in Woodinville, and Susan the owner was telling me about a fabric swap she's hosting for Quiltmania Issue 100's "Steampunk" quilt. I signed up for that. The issue contains the popular steampunk curved block designed by Jen Kingwell. Love the block. Curved piecing scares me and I think this will be a good way to get some practice in. And a fabric swap? That will make the quilt fun and scrappy!
By the way, I looooove Quiltmania magazine. It is pure 100% unadulterated quilt porn! The projects in this magazine are not for the faint at heart, but it are so beautifully presented. I would say that this magazine caters to a more intermediate crowd. This is a very yummy, high-quality publication! I have several issues of this magazine, and yes, Issue 100 did make it home with me. (grin)
I need to spend sometime in my studio tonight cleaning things up, straightening my stash. It's a creative storm (sounds better than a mess) in there.