This time I just clicked to see what time it was when I finished a line. I was able to finish the other side of the quilt with the mainly single lines of angles. So I just now need to add the second lines of angles to the top and I'll be done.
Today was different than the other days as I did all the sewing in one session. Our son's little dog kept me company. I thought I had taken photos her on the quilt, but nothing was on the camera when I offloaded the quilt photos. She came in the room and sat on the chair I had on the side, then all of a sudden she was in my lap and climbed up to sit on the quilt! I got her to move to a pair of jeans that I put on the table for a while. Then she was back in my lap, but finally she moved back to the chair and curled up to sleep next to me while I worked.
I started at 1:06 and finished at 4:00. During that time I sewed 14 lines of angles going down the side of the quilt, a single straight line at the end of that side, ran out of bobbin, so filled two bobbins, hid the mid-line bobbin thread, trimmed the thread for the new lines completed. Whew!
|After 14.5 hours of quilting. There are a few places with the double lines in the angles too.|
|Of course now I realize my detail shots|
|don't show the double angles....|
|Can really see lots of progress now! I'm on bobbin 5.5.|
Road to California Expenses
- $15 Admission to Vendor Area
- $5 Tri-Recs Tool
- $12 24 zippers
- I had two meals while we were there, and I'm going to take the lady who drove out to lunch later as a thank you. (She didn't want gas money or for me to pay for her meal or admission.)
When changing the angle of a stitching line, be sure to lift the foot!
Previous things I learned or relearned recently are:
- wind bobbins ahead of time
- do any straight stitching before doing angles
- shorten the stitch length at the beginning and end of a line of stitches
- bring phone battery to conference so you can take photos! (I did but am sure that other people have posted better ones)
- bring writing pad and pen or pencil to write down booth numbers that have items you might want to purchase or follow up on!
- if the table you put up next to the sewing machine isn't the same height, and the quilt keeps getting caught in between, put something under the lower table so they are the same height. (I put a pair of old jeans that will become a board game block underneath today and it made it so much nicer to not have to fight the quilt being caught.)
- put something underneath or in front of the foot peddle to stop it from traveling as you sew.
To see previous posts about my tumbler project search for tumbler in the label and sort by date!