Mary Anne is celebrating her 50 1/2 birthday this Saturday. I offered to quilt a smallish quilt for her and at our last guild meeting she handed me a small piece.
I figured this is an opportunity to practice swirling feathers and play around with feathers in general. The gray called out for black so I used King Tut Ebony on the front. I used King Tut on the back as well with a variety of colors.
My Bernina 1080 is in the shop for a spa treatment so I’m using the back up machine. I had tension problems and couldn’t figure out why. I took the bobbin out and tried to drop it holding the thread…it wouldn’t move. Once I realized why the tension was off it took another 15 minutes of fiddling to get the bobbin screw in just the right position. I shouldn’t have any further problems.
I really enjoyed quilting this…the fun part will be giving it to her tomorrow. I did consider trimming it however I’m not sure if she trims then puts the binding on or binds then trims the excess batting and backing.