Saturday, September 27, 2014
It was much easier to stitch the white on white on the second piece - I could see what I was sewing. I'm really happy with the whole effect on this side of the pillow. I was much more comfortable with the quilting; the stitching was even and I didn't pull the bobbin thread too tight. I felt like a little kid that successfully colored inside the lines.
Quilting went so much faster and easier than the first attempt. What a difference a clean sewing machine makes! No more wubba-wubba noises. The thread pulled evenly and I didn't have to fight with the material (although I still wrestled with thicker seams). I wouldn't have thought a dirty sewing machine could cause so much trouble. That heavy velvet gummed up the works worse than I realized.
I'm still fond of my straight-line quilting with the walking foot. But it's nice to know I could try freemotion again and not make a total mess of it.
Sharing this on Linky Tuesday at Freemotion by the River. You can see the finished pillow here.