What a busy hectic day Wednesday was. I spent the morning getting the quilt on the frame and complete. Then I went to go check the mail – opened my door and almost stumbled over my new sewing machine – FedX came while I was in the back room and I never heard the knock (no door bell). So first before I show the quilt I will show you my new machine – this is the sewing machine that I won from Amy’s Creative Side from the festival – It is a Babyblock Presto II and now I have to figure out where to put it. I had hoped to have both sewing machines out but I don’t think it will work out. The way I had been thinking isn’t happening. So I will spend more on that tomorrow and maybe I will have it figured out by then. I must admit I was so busy trying to figure out where it is going that the room is now a big mess from me moving tables around trying to figure it out. I finally threw my hands up in dismay and went to the quilting frame. I will look at the machine and try it out today! That’s right I haven’t even turned it on yet!
I showed yesterday that I had the top on the frame before I went to bed so first thing in the morning I got busy and got the backing on the frame. This some times takes awhile to get it done and right. I needed to roll it back and forth several times to get all the wrinkles out and get it lined up properly, then I folded the batting in half and started to get that ready. I have a tutorial for how to load a 3 roller quilting frame on the side bar with more detail instructions so check that out if you wish – this isn’t detailed.
It takes awhile to get this gently taken care of but it works – had to wind it all back and forth a bit too to get it all right – you wind both the backing and the batting together to get it all lined up right.
and finally – wrinkle free and ready to pull the top down over it and pin the top to the front rail.
A bit of a shadow from the track lighting – I will need to remember to shut those off next time. Ready to start quilting. This quilt top is 102 x 106 inches.
Forgot the overhead light again – I will need to get used to that. I need to get several new clamp on lights as that shadow is in the way of seeing clearly even up close. I think Mike had thought I wouldn’t need the clamp on lights and didn’t think of the shadow either. I have always had clamp on lights on the quilting frame but I have one smaller one that I really like and so I ordered two more so I can space them apart good on the rail. I got stencils out and was trying to decide what I was going with at this point. Maybe the flower and chain and a smaller chain on the edge with a grid.
Or maybe a flower in the corner with this geometric design instead? – the squares on the smaller narrower border? I will have figured it out by next post I’m sure.
Almost finished this circle star on Tuesday night while watching NCIS – but not quite.