I'm going here:
I've done so well on my UFO-tober projects, I decided I had time to quilt the Mystery Quilt we made at Spring Quilting in the Pines in May:
I had the brilliant idea to quilt meanders in the off-white background, then go back and quilt a custom design in the blue blocks.
Last evening, I loaded the quilt on Meggie and quilted the meandering:
I've tried quilting all of one color thread, then re-rolling the quilt and quilting a second color thread before. And it didn't work very well.
I forgot that trying to re-roll the quilt top while on the machine makes the batting and backing bunch up.
I'm sure one of my long-arm pros (harrumph, ANN) would have told me that, if I'd remembered to ask! I should have known!
Fortunately, I am using the summer-weight batting I bought at The Idaho Quilt Barn last Spring. This batting scrunches up beautifully when washed. So I'll go ahead and quilt the stars, then wash the quilt. Scrunchies ccover a multitude of long-arming mistakes!
And go to bed tonight dreaming of this:
Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.
I have some Idaho-hostess gifts to show off -- come back Friday for Finally It's Finished!
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