Saturday, December 10, 2011
Update from the Occupation
After my Singer 301 completely balked at sewing with the feed dogs lowered; after trying everything I could think of, talking to a couple of knowledgeable friends; asking some locals for a recommendation for a good sewing machine mechanic ... I decided to see if I could quilt this large quilt (90" square) on my little Bernina 153. After muscling through the center blocks, it got easier and seemed possible and so I decided to put diagnosing my 301 on hold and to continue quilting on my purple Bernina.
I am filling all the white areas with unmarked, bendy, wonky, feather shapes–have I used enough adjectives to let you know they are imperfect? Whether they look like feathers or not, they are adding great texture to the quilt.
The quilting may not be finished before Occupy your Sewing Room ends, but I am still hopeful that I will be done for Christmas.
After a big Friday Night Sew-in (FNSI) Push, I am now quilting the last round of blocks. The end is in sight.
I was becoming quite obsessed with getting this done last night. Good thing for me, someone insisted–and she really did dig in and INSIST–that it was time to take a break . . . or my shoulders would have really been hurting this morning.