We are just days away from the end of summer, so I thought I’d dust off one of my old quilted boyfriends and give him a little sunlight. I designed Vlad the mug rug last fall.
Vlad 2.0 (pattern here) has a new look because I finally, finally bought a new-to-me Bernina and I am venturing into the world of true quilting, not just piecing. To be sure, I’m no Lori Kennedy nor am I a Tim Latimer, but the meandering stitch on Vlad makes me somewhat hopeful that I will be able to <eventually> become self-sufficient throughout the entire quilting process.
I snagged the new machine off a Facebook garage sale. I got lucky and the machine only needed a regular tuneup. The
steal deal also included lots of extra feet, including a walking foot, an embroidery foot and quilting foot. I think I’m going to love my little Bernie — maybe I’ve acquired another boyfriend?
11 thoughts on “My old boyfriend Vlad”
Congrats on your new Bernie! And I remember your little mug rug boyfriend Vlad! Can you believe it is time for him to peek out again? The weather has suddenly dipped in temp in Central Oregon and is screaming Fall Fall Fall 🙂
Love Vlad. I may have dated him also. I love Bernina, I have 2!
OMG Lori! Made me laugh out loud!!!!
Oh what a happy coincidence! I just put out my Vlad mug rug that I made from your pattern last year. I made him for my boyfriend who loves all things Halloween.
Yeah Abbie! I put mine out this morning and he made me smile. I hope it works the same for your boyfriend!
where do I find the pattern?
Geri: Look under “free patterns” or perhaps this link will work https://graybarndesignsdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/dracula-pattern_gray-barn-designs-2017.pdf
Were you able to download the pattern? For some reason, the link to this pattern keeps breaking. I will ask FaveQuilts to re-load and see if this helps.