I finally got the machine out and quilted Luca's quilt! Hooray. I haven't done any free motion quilting for a while, so I thought I'd have a go at a practice square first before diving in. Thank goodness I did, as I had somehow totally stuffed up my bobbin tension when cleaning the bobbin housing. After several attempts at sorting it out using the dials, I got out the miniature screwdrivers and readjusted the bobbin tension manually. You're not supposed to do this, but I did it anyway! I decided that an all-over swirly pattern for the borders was the goods to match the crazy fabric and as a contrast to the hand quilting in the centre panel. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out (click for a bigger image).
I stitched down the binding last night and will design and print the label today and hopefully get that sewn on tonight. Next on the cards is Daniel's quilt, which still needs to be sandwiched - why does life keep getting in the way of quilting?
During the week I received some surprise squishy mail! I hadn't ordered anything (on a fabric diet this year) and it wasn't my 4SQS5, so what could it be?
Ah, that's right, my first Amitie VIP blogger 'scrap pack'. Lovely fabrics and a pattern for a retro apron. Now to work out what to do with them...