I finished machine quilting the top row of Raining Cats and Dogs on my domestic. Next step is to unbaste, smooth out the second pucker, pin and quilt the second row. I’m pretty sure my quilt frame is the culprit. Now that I’ve quilted a few quilts on it, I can find the rough spots on the frame where my midarm has difficulty moving. It kind of sticks in certain areas. Of course, I could have loaded the quilt more carefully too. Once I get all the machine quilting done, I plan to hand quilt within each block.
Because of all the problems I’ve had quilting with the Bailey (my midarm), I’m having second thoughts about quilting Moon Glow on in. Once I get into the hand quilting step of Raining Cats and Dogs, I’m going to visit my local Bernina dealer who happens to be less than 5 minutes from my house and ask about renting out the Bernina longarm. I may take my practice pieces over there and practice on it a bit before actually loading Moon Glow.
On a happy grateful note – I’ve lost 9lbs! Woohoo!
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