Tuesday, September 9, 2008

More about the Retreat

I forgot to include this wall hanging in the projects I worked on at the retreat. I used a charm pack and the applique is by machine, using the blind hem stitch, with a stitch length of .5 and width set to 4.

When I was stitching last night, I thought my machine sounded kind of funny, so I took off the plate and WOW, just look at that lint.

I uses Superior prewound bobbins and Connecting Threads Essentials thread on top. I know that essentials doesn't have lots of lint, so it must be those bobbins. I got really brave and took off the bottom plate also.

Yikes - it's a wonder it worked at all. It's all vacumed up and shiney now.

Back to Quilting....
I finished this quilt for Gwen tonight and really like the way it turned out. It's all freehand with Line dancing in the blocks, a curve, a loop and another curve in the sashing, CCs in the cornerstones and beadboard in the outer border. I have lots of threads to bury, which I'll do tomorrow evening.


Anonymous said...

Hi, I love the Welcome wall hanging, did you have a pattern for that? I love it!


Mary said...

Your Line Dancing looks great - I need to pull out all my books again and browse through them for inspiration.

Mar said...

Love you Welcome wall hanging Ruth, very cute!

jillquilts said...

When I use the Connecting threads in my Mega Quilter, I get lint on EVERYTHING! It's in the bobbin area and all over every part that the thread touches.