Sunday, January 10, 2016
a special request quilt
Finally, 7 weeks after being asked, I sewed the top together. It only took about 3 hours so far from finding fabrics to cutting and sewing the top together. Now I need to quilt and bind. If I had a paying customer, I'm not sure they would have waited 7 weeks for a quilt. I'm lucky I have friends who are patient.
I have one quilt on the machine right now and the needle has broken on me twice. I guess the machine and the design aren't getting along very well. It keeps getting stuck with the needle down and the machine keeps trying to move. It's broken in the same spot twice, so maybe I should go babysit the machine. It's a bummer because it is a feather pattern that I like a lot, but I can't have a pattern that breaks my needle every time I use it. I may have to play around with some of the settings on the robot to get it to lift the needle faster, but I've forgotten a lot about how to do those things, which means research. It's a good thing this quilt is almost done. I'm not sure why the machine started doing this at the end of the pattern, maybe the quilt is on too tight?