Two weeks ago, I did a little post about my lost and found UFO's. I gave myself until the end of June, a sort of random deadline, to finish these UFO's. This is my first completely finished UFO. A super special friend is coming to visit me next week before she flies South to be with her daughter when she has her second child. This quilt is for her new granddaughter.
I absolutely LOVE to make quilt tops. I don't love quilting however. I always think I am going to try a fun quilt pattern but end up stippling. I stipple because it's quick and forgiving. I use a BSR on my Bernina 430 to do free motion quilting. While quilting this piece, I struggled with skipped stitches. After cursing my BSR and changing my needle to a new needle and changing the bobbin thread, I did a Google search to help me solve the problem. After reading lots of advice in many different posts, I went back to my to machine test some theories. I changed my quilting needle to an 90/14. The larger needle doesn't move away from the bobbin hook. I also changed my bobbin thread to a lighter weight thread. It was like magic. I had changed my needle and thread in an attempt to stop the skipping but I had not changed to the right needle and thread. If you have trouble with skipping stitches, this might work for you too.
I actually completed both of the quilts. I sell quilt tops HERE. I love to make tops but really don't love to quilt. If you love to quilt, or need a quilt and have a favorite long-arm quilter, this might be just the thing for you. Both quilts have lovely '30's reproduction fabrics and two different white on white fabrics. There is a white on white rose print and a white on white swirl print.
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