Sunday, July 1, 2018
Christmas in July
Christmas in July wasn't planned here, but my next customer quilt that I finished today is a Christmas quilt. In fact, I am going to name it "A Christmas Sweater".
I have to admit that even knowing better, I kept touching this quilt thinking there has to be some texture resembling a sweater on this quilt.
There wasn't, but I still kept touching it thinking it would change.
Anyways, things were going along just fine until I ran out of bobbin at one point and as I was changing the bobbin, I saw this little glint of something.
Can you see it there at the intersection?
I don't know how I could have missed this pin that was left in the quilt by the maker. I had this quilt spread out measuring it. I rolled it on to the rollers of the long arm. My hands were running over this quilt to smooth it out (and touching it looking for that texture). I never saw this pin....or felt it. How fortunate that I ran out of bobbin just before getting to this point. I cringe to think of the problems that could have arisen if I had hit that glass head pin with my needle. A broken needle can result in having to re-time the machine. Ugh!
Anyway......all is good.
I used the panto called Bush Berries with a dark gray So-Fine thread top and bottom.
Here it is complete.
How about this backing?
It is as pretty as the front.
Ok.....I am still on a roll here. My fingers are itching to take out a knitting project (especially after working on this quilt), but I am going to refrain from doing it. I still have some quilts on "that" pile. One more that requires a panto and then there are a couple of custom quilts which will take some time. We'll see how it goes.
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