"She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness." Proverbs 31:27

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Quilting the Sailboat Quilt

I've been busy quilting the Sailboat Quilt.  I spray basted it, boy do I love the spray basting over the pin basting.  I had mentioned to my step mom how it hurt my knees to walk on the floor basting my quilts and she gave me some knee pads.  Wow, what a difference they make!
 I am quilting it on my Singer 16, whom I refer to as my big old lady since she is an industrial treadle and 129 years old!
 I was going to FMQ tiny wavy lines straight across, but my FMQ foot must still be packed somewhere, I looked for an hour and could not find it.  That's okay, my walking foot fits her just fine.  I'm just sewing crooked lines across and will stitch in the ditch down the sashing going the other way.  I don't want "squares" on the sailboats.  I love working on this machine!
I promised myself not to stress about the quilting on these next couple of quilts I am quilting since I want to finish both of them quickly.

I don't need to wear my quilting gloves to sew with a walking foot, but I prefer it and they keep my hands warm as an added bonus!  Somebody chewed the edge of one of them.  I'm going to blame Pippi since she has a bit of history of chewing things.

What kind of machine do you like to do your quilting on?  BTW, I learned how to quilt on my Janome but prefer my treadle.

"Oh taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him." Psalm 34:8

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