GUYS! I quilted my first quilt on Cindy, my Sweet 16. It was definitely a learning experience, as expected.
- Learning 1: The lime green thread that doesn’t play well in Jan (the Janome) also doesn’t play well in Cindy. So even though I’ve been holding on to this stupid spool for three years, I’m just going to ditch it because it’s pretty much unusable. I’d love to say I’ll never buy this brand again, but the label fell off so now I can’t even curse it.
- Learning 2: Rather than puddle the quilt in my lap and quilt front to back, on Cindy, it works better to quilt back to front so the quilting is always moving towards me; with the bigger table, more of the quilt is supported by the table than before. My inclination is also to go right to left so the quilt puddles on the right, which is unfortunate since I installed the extension to my table on the left. Ah well, I’ll get used to it.
- Learning 3: Rolling up the quilt under the needle and folding it in on itself is not an effective way to keep cats off an in-progress work. In fact, it apparently makes a cozy kitty nest.
Yet still, it was a productive weekend. In addition to the Emoji quilt I finished (to be donated for community service), I also finished my class project sample from my time with Wendy Butler Berns.
The finished quilt is about 13×19″ or so. The hearts are tacked on, along with the nest and egg, after quilting. The birds are made with Texture Magic, and the branches are appliqued on in a method I had not done before (and doesn’t use fusible). Check out Wendy’s Craftsy class to learn more (not an affiliate link, just a helpful pointer)!
- Used this week: 5.5 yards
- 1 yd for storage bag for Sparkling Gems
- 0.75 yd for Textured Tweety quilt
- 3.25 for Emoji Quilt
- Used Year to Date: 276.25 yards
- Added this week: 0 yard
- Net Used YTD: 164.5 yards
- YTD Used for Charity: 104.75 yards (38% of total used)
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