Sunday, August 7, 2011

Stephanie's Diamonds in the Rough

I finished this beautiful quilt made by Stephanie this week. It is going to be a gift for her parents 40th wedding anniversary.

She requested Bountiful Feathers, so I bought the pattern and I'm sure I will use it often. The pattern is listed as 13.5" and I knew that I would run into trouble with that size, so I requested it to be 11.5" and that's what they sent. It's so nice that they will do a custom size for you at no extra cost. I really appreciate it.

Hobbs 80/20 batting and Omni Pearl White thread.

Anyway, back to Stephanie's quilt. I did have a little issue, well, really a big issue....I broke a needle. I have heard of longarmers breaking needles and wondered how they did that. Well, let me tell you, it's pretty easy, I guess. I was happily quilting along and BANG...that broken titanium needle was piercing the fabric. I wasn't near a thick seam or anything else that would have caused it. It's still a mystery to me. Hopefully, she can make the needed repairs with the Bo-Nash that I sent with her quilt.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Great panto, and question on the thread. What do you use in the bobbin with the Omni? I just bought my first spool and am looking forward to trying it.