Friday, May 21, 2010

Time to use the machine

I hate to refer to this as a practice quilt, but that is basically what it is becoming.  I've decided to try to quilt this on my home machine and it is probably foolish to make my first attempt at quilting with such a large quilt, but I have a devil may care attitude and will not be stopped.  I'm just going to do straight lines with my walking foot.  Now that I have it all pinned, it looks to be a rather daunting task and I'm kind of tempted to unpin it and rent the long arm instead.  I'll have to take a look at it tonight and see how I feel.  Sigh.  I feel like an inadequate quilter if I won't know how to do this at home, yet, it doesn't seem that interesting to me to do this at home.  Yup, kind of talking myself out of doing this at home now! 

At least I have Angry Bob's moral support to help me through this decision.


  1. I think you should go for it. The straight line quilting shouldn't be too bad on your domestic machine. But I'm not one to talk...I pay someone to do my quilting! ha ha

  2. Go for it! Since it's all straight line, with your walking foot, the quilting should be easy. A little heavy maybe, but easy otherwise.