I did everything...some twice and three times...changed the needle, adjusted the tension , rethreaded the whole machine more times than I can remember, cleaned and oiled under and around everything, adjusted my rails...even got out the level to make sure the quilt wasn't wonky and was perfectly level!! The only thing that remained the same was my thread...I was down to my last cone of SO FINE! (Superior) off white...the only kind of thread my Pfaff enjoys eating! I was down to the last quarter of the quilt when the machine started performing...Hallelujah! What a difference it makes when you can concentrate on the actual stitching rather than watching the machine stop and start, stop and start, stop and start...*&$#! Yup there was lots of that going on too! BUT like childbirth...all the pain is forgotten...POOF! And you are left with your baby to cuddle and stoke...and admire! SOOOO cute!! Yes, she has all her fingers and toes, no folds or wrinkles...certainly not perfect but she is all mine to love and cherish! Come to mama!
|I was worried how the Minkie would look with straight line quilting...love it! I think the secret is to stitch in one direction, then return in the opposite. That way there is less stretching.|
The quilt finished at 66" X 89"...or there abouts!
Now for the binding (I'm thinking red but I will audition other colours too :o)... and definitely some BIG hand stitching, to go here and there! I can't wait to do that!
Hey, is it Saturday ALREADY?!! Gawd, September is whizzing by! I better get out and see what kind of mischief I can get into today! Got any suggestions...?! :o))
Have a super Saling Saturday and Happy Quilting!~P