Challenge Day 2
...so day two was suppose to start early, knowing I had to complete 2 quilts by 3pm, along with all the mom stuff, I can sort of figure out how long it takes for me to meet deadlines....but we all slept in until 7:00!! Oh...shoot!! That's what I was thinking when I woke up!
Started on Karen's quilt and ended up doing an overall swirl, to match the print in the pink flannel. I had a few hiccups on this quilt, this is common for t-shirt quilts (so many odd layers for the needle to go through).
I love my machine and it can go through just about anything...sometimes one of the t-shirt blocks will have a tighter weave or the graphics won't allow the stitches to work. Here is an example of what can happen. I quilt pretty fast...but I have to slow the machine way down, when coming across these blocks.
So...unexpected delays on this quilt and I keep watching the clock!!
I did finish and got the binding prepared and on the quilt and stitched on.
Loaded the 2nd quilt, this is Karen's daughter's and I wanted to do some fun quilting on it, this one went much faster with no hiccups!
Finished quilting it up at about 2:00. Still have not put the binding on and knowing I would be cutting it close today I had tried to get a hold of Karen and sadly couldn't. Yes, she showed up at 2:50 and the quilt was not done. She was so nice and understanding and came back 30 minutes later.
That's what happens sometimes and this is me being real ;o)
Karen was very happy with them both!
I also wanted to let you know I did do a tutorial on how to add binding to a quilt, while on the longarm machine a while ago and you can view that tutorial here. Hope that helps for those of you wondering how I do it. I do it for ALL of my own quilts and anytime I do binding's for customers. I LOVE IT!!
...and this is what is waiting for me to finish in the morning. I can't wait to take these hexi quilts to Annette! I've had them both since last fall and am so anxious to take them over to her!
I did miscalculate how many quilts I have to do for this challenge. I started with 30 and have finished 2 so far.
So I will end each post with:
2 of 30 finished
It was another good day!