Sunday, July 29, 2012
I"m very excited to finish and wash this quilt as the 1/2" strips next to the wider open sections should make an interesting texture.
The batting is a bamboo/ cotton blend and I didn't want to over-quilt it so it would stay soft and drapey.
Yesterday I had quite the experience when a rhetorical question had a real solution. I was quilting away and broke the 4th needle and screamed "What the !@#$ is wrong with this sewing machine?" My husband, the resident aircraft mechanic was sitting across the dining room table from where I was working and managed to problem solve to find a hidden lint dam in the feed dogs. It hasn't worked this well in ages!!!
We're taking a morning motorcycle ride in the mountains before it gets too hot, then back for the olympics and more leaves for a hand applique project I've pulled back out.