I love sewing and quilting on rainy days. Unfortunately I live in Southern California and we have far too few of those day here. Luckily today was one of them... it rained on and off most of the day - very lightly, and tonight it has been pouring... and windy too! Love this weather.
I repinned that entire back onto my long-arm - the one the kitty jumped into and tore. My husband gave me a long narrow piece of bubble wrap that just fits between the bars on the machine. It seems to work great keeping the kitty off the machine. Yay! A solution has been found!
Today, while I enjoyed the pitter patter of light raindrops, I quilted the body of the crib-sized baby quilt my mini-group is making.
Everything was working fine til I got to the borders. I quilted the top and bottom borders with the intention of turning the quilt for quilting the side borders. But when I took the quilt off the machine, I discovered the tension had slipped and I had big loopies on the back of the quilt.
I spent tonight watching TV and ripping out all the stitching I had done on the borders. That is all done now, but how to proceed? I am torn between finishing it up on the longarm, correcting the tension first of course, or quilting the borders on my Bernina. I wouldn't mind doing it on the longarm, but all that pinning just for the borders? yeeesh... not my idea of fun.
Tomorrow is a good day for making decisions, I think I will wait til then.
What a Sweet Retreat!
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