While I was at the Savannah quilt show I ran across this baby lock
Sashiko sewing machine. It does nothing but do a stitch (various lengths and spacing between stitches) that looks just
like a hand quilt stitch. Of course I had to have it. It has no top thread and just uses the bobbin thread.
At the last retreat I made 25 little black kona cotton quilts and sewed them
all together to make the background for a sashiko daisy quilt to join the other flower quilts I have made. I spent most of yesterday getting familiar with the new machine.
I chose a pattern I had already used and made a stencil of part of it by sewing the outline with a large sewing machine needle so I would have holes big enough to accept dressmakers chalk. That's where I am at now.