I never got around to telling you what happened to the Puss In Corner quilt. Yeah, the one that I was delayed on for a month because my machine had to go to the sewing machine doctor. :P
Once I got my machine back, it went fairly well... til I was almost done with the border.
D'oh! Yes, quilter's version of Murphy. "You'll run out of bobbin thread with less than 2 inches left to quilt." And it happened on my Trip Around The World quilt too. I want a machine that uses regular spools for the bobbin. ;)
The completed top, before washing. I always like to wash my quilts before I send it off.
The only quilt I can think of that I haven't washed is my Tubular Rainbow, cuz it went into the quilt show and I wanted it to lay really flat. And I haven't figured out how to block a quilt yet. The need for a flat surface in a 650-square-foot apartment kind crimps my desire to figure it out. :P
I did a meander in the blocks part of the quilt; a loopy line in the flower border, and my attempt at vines and leaves.
Mary was the one who suggested vines and leaves in a comment, and frankly it sounded easier than trying to do free-hand feathers as I originally planned. :)
A shot of the back. I love using the 60" hand dyed fabrics for backings! Just gotta iron them and then they're ready to be used.
I had some minor tension issues, but mostly I was trying to get reacquainted with my sewing machine and the "new" adjustments on the tension. Instead of free-motioning with a tension of 1-2, it's now like 6-7. Almost like the Bernina guy "flipped" my tension around. 3-4 is what works for piecing, both before and after my machine went to the shop.
What did I do with the quilt? I had a random giveaway on one of the forums I frequent. Over 50 ladies put their name in, and one lucky gal got hers pulled out of the bowl! I asked her to share pictures of her with the quilt when it arrived...
She one-upped me by showing this absolutely adorable picture of her son in the quilt! I love it! :)
At least I know this is one quilt that's gonna live happily ever after in their family. :)