Yesterday I wanted to quilt two small quilt tops that have been laying around the sewing room…
The first one up was this small table topper!
I have the perfect spot for this quilt …I want to hang it on a ‘new’ quilt hanger and it will be draped so I wasn’t too, too worried about the quilting…I decided on an all over smaller meander…something that I haven’t done yet on the mid-arm.
I decided to quilt both quilts the same way…they are both busy designs and an all over meander wouldn’t take away from the quilt….plus with all those intersecting points I thought it was best to try and avoid bumping over these…SEW a plan was hatched!!
And like all good PLANS this one went array…I thought I would bang this puppy off in no time…or sew I thought! Nope…I had ‘issues’! UGH! I thought I was finished having ‘issues’…I thought my mid-arm FINALLY liked me…really LIKED me!!
I did everything that the machine liked…I really DO treat her like a QUEEN! I dusted her, oiled her, put in a new needle, new thread…slacked the quilt as much as I could but being so small I couldn’t get it as loose as ‘she’ likes…(I think this may have been the problem…I couldn’t get it loose enough…?)
Anyways it was a fight…fraying thread (SoFine) to the point of breaking thread and then towards the end the underbelly threads tension was being ‘compromised’…I tried to sweet talk her out of her mood but she was having none of it!
So I got her done and FAST…and got the heck out of there!
The meandering is far from perfect…and can you see the tension…but hey…she’s done and washed (my friend Kim says if you wash the quilt after quilting anything looks ‘good’ ;) She is SEW right…I love the wrinkles and crinkles…
…just don’t look at the back!!
Oh well…it’s all good…right?
Have a marvellous Monday…enjoy the magic of the season! Put on some Christmas music…everything seems better with some FaLaLaing in the background …and besides, it helps to drown out the cuss words…!)!~P