Friday, October 8, 2010

Another day on the long-arm

Dutch Windmill quilt in progress.
I finished quilting the Dutch Windmill quilt today.  It took about five hours on the long-arm which included the break I took to have a slice of pizza (bacon tomato) with a friend at Old School Pizza which is conveniently located across the street from Bayside Quilting.  (Don't you just love how long I'm making these sentences?) I used black thread for the background and gold/pink variegated for the windmills.  It looks pretty darned good and I need to bind it and then it will be done.  I'll put up pictures when I finish the binding.

So, the black thread.... Part of the reason it took five hours is that the flippin' black thread kept breaking every 5 inches or so.  We finally took it off the long-arm and used a different brand (King Tut) which then worked beautifully.  I honestly am never going to machine quilt with something other than King Tut ever again. I can't even describe how frustrating it is to have the darned thread continually break when you are getting into that quilting groove.

The binding will have to wait.  I have potatoes, leeks, scallions, and prosciutto in the house which means that soup needs to be made.


  1. Thanks for the photo of the long arm machine. Not being a quilter I've never had a chance to see how this is done. Can't wait to see the finished product. :)

  2. I'm still working on getting a picture. Being home during daylight hours when it isn't raining is becoming problematic! But, I did get the binding on last night and it is complete! Whew.