So far, so good, still keeping up with the 365 Challenge.
I've been wanting a lightweight machine to take along to sit and sew sessions, so I had been keeping a look out for a second hand Elna Lotus. One popped up on Ebay late last year and I was lucky enough to be the successful bidder.
Today I decided it was time to give the Lotus a real workout by making some 365 Challenge blocks. I did have to spend a bit of time getting a scant 1/4" seam sorted out, but once that was done I just had to cut some fabric and get sewing, I made blocks 17 and 18 as I hadn't had time to make the block yesterday.
Still enjoying making the blocks, they don't take too long, between 15 - 30 minutes for each one, depending on the size of the pieces. Strip piecing and then cutting into sub units helps make it quick although you do need to think about the pressing so the seams all mesh together nicely.