Friday, September 7, 2012
I was really pleased to receive a phonecall early this morning from a customer, thanking me for quilting her quilt and saying how wonderful the quilting design was. I thought I had taken more photos of the quilt but the only one I have tells a different story. The quilt was all asian fabrics and I used a Glide thread called Cleopatra that looks gold in colour. I quilted it with a Clamshell desgin using long boards on the back of my machine. Because I was standing at the back I am not constantly looking at the front of the quilt. So it happened that I stitched through one of my flower head pins, that I was using to baste the quilt. Changed the needle etc and complacency set in again and I stitched through a second one before I finished the quilt! But she loved it and that is all that matters.
Saturday, September 1, 2012
I am very happy that I made this purchase. I still have my old machine for sale but it is sitting unused to the side of my family room.
These two quilts were quilted without using any rulers. The 9 patch to the right I did mark where the straight lines were going to go with a Frixion pen. When I quilted it I did not use any of the chanel locks or even a ruler. My machine moves wonderfully. All the smaller 9 patches in the outer backgrounds were filled with tiny fillers using the Quilt glide.
I love my Bliss and my machine!