It's been quite the week! Wednesday I took Bernina 180 to the dealer. She really doesn't like bulk and we've been having a tension problem. All my quilts in waiting were pieced with that machine, so that's really putting a damper on my quilt production. I'm hoping to have some news by Monday.
In the mean time, I have been working on machine quilting the Pine Grove quilt. I'm using a orange brown Mettler variegated thread. It doesn't show much on the blue paisley fabric. I'm basically looking for an effect when I wash the quilt.
Now that I have used a longarm, I can feel the difference between the two methods. Gosh my shoulders hurt! Of course it might be because I really over did it yesterday. I have all the blocks quilted in the ditch and have done at least 13 of the blue strips. I much prefer moving a machine as opposed to moving a queen size quilt!
This coming Tuesday, I booked some time with the longarm dealer. I was hoping to have a top finished but I guess that will have to wait. I haven't had the opportunity to practice since my course. I'm really looking forward to getting some practice time. I do have a couple of tops that only require an outside border, so I may just use Bernina 1090 for that. If not, I'll just bring some fabric to practice on.
Thank you for stopping by! I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.