Thursday, February 25, 2016

I Can’t Believe I Quilted The Whole Thing!

Yesterday I decided to work on quilting this. I actually was able to complete the quilting.
I tried something new when quilting this….not with the idea of making the quilting better… but with the idea of balancing my body better as I quilted. I unplugged the foot pedal and used the on/off button on the machine itself. I did practice a little before I started. I have to say it was a lot easier than I expected. I did need to anticipate my stops so I could have one hand on the quilt and the other ready to press the button. I would not do this for something where I needed to be 100% accurate, but it worked great for the quilting. I did set the machine at 1/2 speed.
You may be able to get a closer look at the quilt on your computer by clicking on the photo.
I’m hoping to get this finished soon..but I have a few decisions to make first.


Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

Sounds like you had a "make it work" moment, and boy, you made it work! Nice job.

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

I tried a machine once with a start/stop button - it does take some getting used to. Good luck with that! Your quilt looks great. :) Thanks for linking to MCM! BTW, I get a kick out of your description ABOUT you. I think I grew up there!