Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Happy Dance!

It's done, it's done!  Yippee, after lots of stops and starts, quilt is done!

I love it! It was Bonnie Hunter's last mystery quilt , and I used a ton of scraps for it.  I can't believe I finally finished it! 

Here is the back of it, I used ugh fabric that I couldn't figure out what else to do with.  We all have some of that, don't we?

I'll tell ya though, this quilt was a pain towards the end. I was using this light gray thread to quilt it, I then ran out, and had to use a different thread brand for the bobbin thread ( I had enough for the top), and my tension went crazy! I was constantly breaking thread, but I was persistent, I only had 1 row left to go, I was not going to quit! So, I finally got it done, and I think I danced around the house, I was so happy!
On a second note, I took the machine off the frame, took off it's cover and it was ugly inside.  No loose threads or anything like that, but lots of lint.  Lots and lots of lint.  I used my little hand vac, and cleaned it out.  Mental note- after a quilt or two, I need to make sure I clean it out thoroughly.  I am very guilty of not doing that very often.  Now, I just need to run the machine, and make sure I have the tension fixed.  I would love to get another quilt on the frame soon.  Just not sure which one though, I have a whole stack. :).
Ah well, off to working with tension. 
Happy quilting,

1 comment:

  1. Very nicely done. What an accomplishment to get such a many, many pieces quilt finished. It is so very pretty.

    What's next on the quilt frame?