What a weekend. Look how much I got done!!
The quilting is done. The binding is on but not handstitched yet. I'll do that today. The empty blocks will be a surprise! I can't wait to show you. They'll have buttons, embroidery and raw-edge applique. I am, fo rthe most part, happy with my free motion on this one.
Notice I say, 'for the most part'. I did alright. My machine however... ARG! Look closer. Ps - it's still a good quilt and I have taken out those stitches and redid these parts FYI. These photos were taken lastnight. Excuse the funny lighting.
The thread broke every 15 minutes. Can you see the skipped stitches? There's a whole row of misses! I figured the needle must be bent, but changing it didn't help much.
Well it's all done and looks great now. I have decided that when the opportunity presents itself, I will take training to become a machine repair technician. But what's up with this Horizon!? Is it the tech settings or is it the machine? Did the delivery guy drop the thing off the truck or something!!??
If you care, please leave a comment to make me feel better. ; ) lol This sucks!
On a positive note, I will see you tomorrow for Tips on Tuesday!! The topic is on Piecing, and I'm sure you'll enjoy it!
enjoying the sunshine, not enjoying minus 34C!!
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* * * EXHIBITION * * * Homeland: A Collection of Prairie Threadpaintings by Monika Kinner-Whalen. Kathy Theissen Gallery in Rosthern SK. July & August 2017 Reception 10 am to noon on Saturday, July 15, 2017 Station Arts
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