First up is a new sewing foot...new for me, that is. It's a Circle Foot or Flower Stitch Foot, depending on who's selling it. Basically, it makes a small circle of stitches that can be varied by the type of stitch you choose, the size and width, etc. It can be very small, resembling an eyelet or much larger. The foot is attached to your machine like a walking foot with the feed dogs down. It then takes your fabric and rotates it in a circle, advancing the fabric with each stitch until you have made the full circle. I've seen some really cute effects with different colors and stitches to make some sweet embroidered looking flowers.
This is my first sample without changing any settings or tensions on my basic zig zag stitch. It's not perfect, but you get the idea. I'm looking forward to playing with this foot, maybe making a fabric post card with some flowers on it. Oh, this is about 7/8" in diameter.
Next up, some fabric! I had a certificate that was going to expire soon so I went to my local quilt shop and had my way with it. Five yards of pretty fabric. I love this color combo, kind of a red orange along with a spring green. No plans for this fabric yet.
This little pile of fabric is going to be a table runner. It was sold as a kit with the directions included. When I make the runner, I'll post a link to the free tutorial. More great fabric combinations!