All of my quilting time this morning was spent re- pin basting the Indian Orange Peel quilt. I decided I wanted a good poof to the quilt and…okay, you’ll have to forgive me because when I say this, you’re all going to cluck and say, no, that wouldn’t work. I knew it too, but for some reason I needed to actually experience it before my brain could grasp it….I doubled my layer of thin cotton batting. I wanted more loft. And, we know you do that by buying higher loft batting, not by doubling the layers. I tried to quilt the first line of stability quilting in and I knew it wasn’t going to work. It was too heavy in my lap. I had no control over the quilt. But, I still had to put in a second line of quilting. And, in those two lines of quilting, I broke 4 needles and changed feet three times trying to find something that would life high enough to let me move the quilt under it. And, I roared and I cried. This is supposed to be my show quilt this year.
And, yesterday morning. I pulled out those two lines of quilting and separated all the layers.
And, this morning, I pin basted it all together again with just one layer of batting.
Teaching an old dog new tricks is very hard work.
So, we’re back on track and have only lost three days of quilting time. Not bad. I have another quilt that isn’t nearly this far along that I also want to finish.
Lofty goals for the common man.
Be well. Have a good Tuesday. I did say yes to the board position, but they had already found someone to fill it. As my friend JC said to me at the meeting last night, I still get points for being willing. There was another job that was still open, but I just am not up to coordinating volunteers. I’m afraid my riding crop management style might not really be taken well by the ladies of the guild.