Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Headache Quilt

The January guild meeting is Thursday night and I want to be able to turn in this charity quilt. It is not that big of a quilt - about 60" square - and really shouldn't take that long to quilt. Right? Wrong! My poor little Voyager did not like the two layers of batiks. The thread kept breaking on me. Ugh! I was ready to give up and walk away. Finally I decided to get out the machine manuals and see what they suggested. Tried loosening the top tension a little tiny bit and that seemed to do the trick. Made it all the way to the very last little bit before it broke again. Phew! Very glad to be done with that one !

I would also like to get my Bonnie's stars quilt quilted for show-and-tell , but I don't know if that is going to happen. My parents are coming on Friday so I have to spend a little time straightening up the house. Plus I am subbing on Friday. Busy, busy, busy!

What are you up to this week?


Soukies said...

This quilt is gorgeous! I love the color combinations that you used. The quilting part always makes me nervous! sigh, Maybe someday I will have a long arm


Helen said...

Well, who knew 2 layers of batiks would cause so many problems? Great quilt, though.

Shasta said...

This quilt is so beautiful - absolutely love the color combination. I'm sure you will be in love with it yet again in no time!