FNSI was a success! I started with a small snag. My sewing machine wouldn't work right! The top thread was showing through to the bottom. I checked the tension. I had it all the way down to 1 and then realized it was not my sewing machine. It was my thread! I was using some donated thread that was cotton wrapped polyester and my machine hated it! It wouldn't even wind right on the bobbin. Has this ever happened to you?
So I switched threads and moved on. At first I used the same quilting technique for my Rehab Quilt, which is pinning paper to the fabric and sewing on the lines. After doing one, and all the chaos over the thread, I was over it and just wanted to quilt! So I just tried FMQ with no marking! I think it turned out rather well! I quilted a leaf vine in the borders, I free-handed some stars in the cornerstones and then free-handed some posey patterns in the charm squares.
Not bad, huh? I'm pretty impressed. Especially since I can't draw at all. I am improving though!
I wish I had time to work on it today, but it's my nephew's first birthday, then hanging out with our best friend tonight, then Father's Day BBQ with the fam tomorrow! I'm trying to type this super fast!
Look who joined me for FNSI
Normally, these guys are not allowed to lay on my fabric, but they looked so happy and sweet, I let them hang out with me!
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