Thursday, June 10, 2010
So Far, So Good
I'm about halfway through the second line of the grid--there is one more set of lines to go to make the hexagons and stars that I'm aiming for. Turns out it is possible to achieve the fashionable quilted-to-death look with only a walking foot! Then I will quilt around the applique motifs. I used to do that first, but I've found it easier to do them last, they look puffier, and I haven't had any trouble with wrinkles--so far.
The quilting is going smoothly up to now, although I had to rip a few lines because the stitching guide slipped and made them too far apart. Too bad there's no way to lock it in place. I've put bits of masking tape to prevent slipping, but it will still slip a bit, so now I check it regularly.