Seeing as I got this new sewing machine I decided I better jump in and start to play with it. I have barely begun to look at it with all the hand projects I am working on right now. I started to select stitches and see what they did. Plenty of stitches for me to play with.
I glue stick basted this square to the background to hold it in place so I wouldn’t need any pins. By using a different color fabric and square I would be able to see my stitches and follow what I was doing. I started with the zigzag and didn’t like it and was not controlling it very well obviously – then I switched to the buttonhole and it worked out much better.
Then I switched to a fabric piece closely matching the thread – it worked out much better – can barely see the stitches.
Then I started to play with some of the stitches – the two in the middle are supposed to mimic hand quilting and they kind of do.
A little work got done on the round we go circle.
And the left side of the border was finished all the way across the frame and then I went back to the middle and after spending time marking the quilt Tuesday night and Wednesday in the daytime I was ready to start quilting again last night. Linking to Anja Quilts.
And as always I have been asked what is the white board at the back of the frame for? that is where I put my Ipad or laptop to watch Netflix or Prime – I don’t have a tv back here and just watch from the smaller screens.
Yesterdays photo of the plant at the end of the post resulted in the answer that is in the African Violet family called Streptocarpella saxorum – thanks Barbara! now lets see if I can keep it alive in the house all winter.
Some sales going on at AccuQuilt until the end of the month.