Friday, June 20, 2014
Christmas Table Topper
Ta-da! Done. I'm please with the result. The best part - I get to keep this quilt! The outdoor photos were a bit harsh on the colors, but they captured the quilting best. It makes an interesting pattern, but since the thread matches the fabric, it can be difficult to see.
I also worry about the sounds my sewing machine is making. I suspect it's unhappy with my constant switching of stitch size and feed direction with the short rows of quilting. That alone would be a reason to practice some more freemotion quilting. But the poor machine hasn't sounded right since I modified the acoustical drapes. I think the upholstery thread threw something out of whack. I don't want to return to the repair shop (although if anyone can fix it, they can!). Maybe it will right itself after a rest and a few small straight-seamed projects. One can hope.
So now that this is done I will tuck it away and look forward to when I can display it for the holiday season.