I’m making a quilt for my eldest, and it’s going to be finished in time for
Christmas her 8th birthday before she graduates high school. I hope.
Let’s just say that I’ve learned a valuable lesson about how a twin size quilt is perhaps not the best thing on which to learn to machine quilt, especially on a notoriously picky sewing machine that tends to get thrown off-tension at the slightest hint of fuzz in the machine and then create a giant wad of thread on the back.
Because once this happens three or four times, in the middle of the quilt (of course), I gave up, ripped it all out and started over with hand quilting. Which may be slow, but at least when it’s done it’s done. No thinking I’ve finished a section and then checking the back and finding out it’s a huge mess.
I still want to learn to machine quilt (or to see if it’s even possible on my machine), but next time I’ll try it on a smaller project. Like a mug rug.