Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Finish Quilting... Check!

I have finally finished quilting my latest quilt. This is my first attempt at free motion quilting and I'm pretty pleased with the results. It wasn't as difficult as I expected it to be- when my machine was working properly, that is. I think this is going to be my method of quilting from now on. I really like it!

So this one time, I finished quilting. It was awesome.

It didn't come without its hiccups though. The most major one was when I sewed my finger. I am still amazed that I managed to do that. But ANYwho. In the process of sewing my finger, I managed to break my needle and that started a chain of machine/user related problems. I had issues with the needle size, there was major birdnesting problems, and then my machine decided to start skipping stitches. All of these has put me about a week and a half behind schedule. It also made me very frustrated and have me really wanting a nicer machine than my super basic Singer. I'll add that to my wish list. Along with a new couch, bookshelves, sharp kitchen knives, and a Toyota Camry... Hybrid... for the environmentalist very, very deep inside.

Close up

3 comments:

jacquie said...

totally great nichole! you'll be a pro in no time. I'm getting ready to do my second quilt. i really liked it too!

Heather said...

I am glad you stuck with it; this quilt is beautiful. I bought a 'walking foot' for my quilting and it, coupled with needles specifically for quilting, have made all the difference!

bakeandsew said...

Lovely quilting. I haven't done any free motion quilting yet - do you mark up lines to stay between or how do you keep the pattern straight - if you know what I mean:)