I’ve been feeling a little discouraged with the whole quilting thing lately. Working on a BOM mystery with our LQS, and the fabrics don’t go together as well in the second block as they did in the first, so I’ve spent the last few days just trying to figure out what I’m going to do. And not knowing what the next 10 – count them – 10 – blocks will be, I’m just baffled. I’ve already switched fabrics around once – but do I keep on switching – and how many times can I do that before I don’t have enough fabric to finish the quilt!!! Arrrggghhh!
So, needless to say, I wasn’t in much of a mood to sew on Friday.
I did go out in the morning and do some quilt-related shopping. Big Bertha (quilting frame) was in need of supplies so I can move forward with actually quilting a quilt. I went over to the local guy who
makes made these frames. Sadly, because of life circumstances, he’s decided to go out of business. Sniff, sniff! This means when I need help or maintenance……………….well, there is none! He did give me some good advice and some tips, for making this all easier.
And I was able to pick up a foot, a bobbin holder, cones of thread and pre-wound bobbins at a good price!!! So I’m almost all set. I’ll spend some more time practicing until the muslin is all used up, and then I’ll load on the first quilt.
But back to FNSI – I took my Canada map off the wall, and intended to do ‘some’ of the satin stitch applique – next thing I knew it was half done. So I persevered – and voila!
I do have to say that my tension level was high going around some of those tight corners, and this morning my shoulder is super sore, so maybe I should have stopped at ‘some’. But it’s done, and I can start working on sashing and borders and get the top together – to add to my pile of flimsies waiting to be quilted!
Happy FNSI! Blessings, Peg