"The Sovereign LORD has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary.
He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught." Isaish 50:4
Thursday, June 10, 2010
YIKES ! ! ! Major machine-quilting malfunction......
Oh my goodness............I'm so disappointed. I
finished Autumn Taylor's quilt-top,
made a back that I LOVED,
(I know....to my old quilting buddies in Oklahoma, it must just look like I took all the pieces I had left over and simply threw them together, rather than piece a design. But I LIKE this look now.......simplicity, and yet quirkiness.)
I then basted the quilt on my dining room floor,
just to be SURE it was flat
and I thought that everything was good.
But I basted all vertically, the way I'm quilting,
and none horizontally ............ I didn't think I needed to !
Where was my head? How long have I been a quilter?
Granted, I haven't machine-quilted that much,
but I should have known better.
What's the big deal, you say?
and THIS ! There's no dimension to these photos, so it just looks like the quilt is lying on something puffy, but it's FLAT, and the stripes DIP UP AND DOWN.
The back of the quilt, (and the front
to a small extent), is "traveling" as I quilt.
Now a GOOD walking foot should have prevented a lot of this, but
#1. this ain't a good walking foot !.....and
#2. you still have to baste right !
So..........I guess I've got a lot of "unquilting" to do. I don't want to, but what choice do I have? That meandering is going to be FUN to take out, since some of it is loose stitches and some of it tight ! I hope it doesn't leave stitching marks.