I have been much too busy lately but it is always so nice to end the day at the quilting frame again. Wednesday night I sat down to get busy on Murrieta Stars. I knew quilting flannel would be different and it will take some getting used to for sure – bigger stitches too!
I figured out what lights needed to be shut off to avoid the shadow of the clamp on light bar. This is pretty much the true colors of the quilt as well.
The quilting from Wednesday night – took a little while to get the flow of the flannel figured out for the needle.
The set up when I quilt – the laptop goes at the top of the frame and Netflix comes on.
This will be the design in the wide border area – it fits so well. – a narrow chain will be at the top and the bottom where the border is narrow
The wide chain will fit on the outside borders as well.- the flower will just be in the corners.
Added a few more things to the design wall for now. These are the three EPP projects that I am working on. I am linking to Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Busy Hands Quilts: Finished or Not Friday and Crazy Mom Quilts today.
A close up of the Round We Go Stars.
I am having such a time with my office chair rolling all over the place that an area rug has been added to the room – I guess either the floor is just plain slippery and/or I don’t have enough weight in my chair to hold it in place – but I go to sit and if I am not holding on to the chair it goes flying and if I go to scoot the chair down the table length or across to the quilting frame I go sliding to the design wall. We know the floor is not perfectly level – but it shouldn’t be that bad – Mike has no problem with his chair and it is the same kind.
What I decided on the sewing machines is I do not have room for two sewing machines in the room at the same time – the point of the bigger table was to have more room to comfortable work without being crowded. Seeing as I won this nice new sewing machine it will be in the place of honor for now while I learn to use it. We all know I do so much hand work that two machines are not really needed except to have one as a back up machine when one is in the shop. My big Sew Ezi table is not going to work without ordering replacement parts – I would need to order a new acrylic top and the pieces to lower the set in shelf as I lost those parts a long time ago – the cost is almost the same as getting another table top that matches my big new table top except it will be a little smaller in length. Mike had some black desk legs from another table that will work for it and I will be going with that and the Sew Ezi table will go in the closet with the Juki. I cleaned out a space so it will be easy to access and covered her up to keep dust out. I will at some time get an extension table to fit around the babylock. I will show a photo of the table as soon as we get the top and get it put together – of course it will need to be varnished so would be a little while before I could use it.