Loony Moony and other things
It poured rain here yesterday and we have satellite TV and internet. When it rains TV reception and internet are very sketchy. I could get emails but uploading photos was too much trouble so that's why I didn't post yesterday.
Last night I finished another set of loony moons. I can finish one during a football game. Two of these were finished Sunday, one Monday night and the last one last night. Stitching these helps me stay away from snacking while I watch TV.
In other news, I got the borders on my quilt so it's ready to quilt.
This iced dyed fabric is going to be the backing for this quilt. This is like the fabric that you can find in my Tapestries and Galaxies.
Before quilting I needed to do some machine maintenance. I've been having some problems with thread shredding and snapping so I knew I needed to finally do some things. I adjusted the hopping foot height (it was way too high) and replaced the check spring and beehive spring in the tension dial. There are great Innova tutorials for pretty much everything you might have to do so I was able to follow along with my tablet right next to me. Once I got the old check spring out and compared it to the new one I knew I was past due in doing this work. Now that FloMo is like new I can load the quilt today! I should probably get busy figuring out how Imm going to quilt it.
11/16/2018 11:05:10 am
All this maintenance on the machine scares the bejezzis outta me. My machine doesn't look like the videos. Your shibori moons are glorious.
11/16/2018 06:36:15 pm
Oh boy, tackling springs and things on machines is NOT my cuppa coffee, that's for sure. I can just see the spring(s) going sproing never to be found again!
11/17/2018 08:40:09 am
Wait? It takes an entire football game to applique one moon? Yikes! (am I reading the correctly?)
11/19/2018 07:26:01 am
You are making progress on several fronts and that is great! That ice dyed fabric is going to look fabulous on the back of the quilt!
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.