October 27, 2009

Practicing is Over

I'm have been getting tired of practicing with the new long arm. Not that it isn't fun. But, I wanted to move onto a real quilting project. Below is part of the practice drawing on the muslin. I learned a lot about tension and how the touch pad works for settings on the needle up/down and spi. I made some small labels for the handle toggles so i could remember which rolled the quilt, moved it up/down & turned on the laser. I know soon it will be automatic, but for now the ole' brain needs a nudge.



So, yesterday I loaded two layers of fleece and quilted this.

It went quick. No broken threads. Good tension except in one small area where somehow the thread slipped out of the pre-tensioner.

This is a large fleece quilt. One of those bundles that was half off last year at Joanns. Approx. 58 " x 68". Snuggly warm for curling up with a good book!



8 comments:

pirate said...

Looks fantastic, Angie! Love your doodling, too!

Ruthie said...

WOW! What a great job you did on the fleece. I'll have to watch for them to be on clearance this year.

Purple Pam said...

It looks like you have good knowledge and skills with your new machine. Your scribbles look pretty good to me!

Lindah said...

Oh, it looks good! The fleece quilt is so pretty. I can tell you are having fun! Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

I really like what you did with the fleece. Love the throw. You are ready to jump into a real project! I wish I had your talent.
Teresa

Lyn said...

It looks great!!! The first couple are always a little scary, heck I think they all are to some degree. But once started the jitters go away and we are off and quilting!! Keep up the great work...

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Margo in Maine said...

looks great and I am sure a lot of fun...