I finished quilting the batik quilt last night. It was a hard fought battle but I won! I used the information I gathered and I only had one thread break. I loosened the tension on the quilt which I imagine relaxed the fibers a bit. I also slowed down…way, way down. That was really difficult for me. I am used to quilting at a standard (for me) pace. What I discovered was that in slowing down, I lost rhythm and making circles is much easier for me at a higher rate of speed. My loops took on a more ovoid shape than I wanted but at least it is finished. I am disappointed because it is not my best work and I really wanted this to be perfect. Though the quilt would never go with my decor, it is one that I really loved making and it will still be difficult to give away!
I had my camera with me and should have taken photos as I was taking it off the frame. I would have done that if I had REMEMBERED I had the camera with me. It was late, I was tired and I just wanted to go home. As soon as it is bound (probably not until next week) I will post photos. Thanks to all of you who commented words of encouragement!
I am making bags this morning and I guess every morning until November. I have 5 orders for right now and I still have another 75 to make for the show. Originally I was going to only take 60 but I was told they have around 2,500 people come through over the weekend and I don’t want to run out of inventory on the first day. I just hope I don’t come home with 50 of them in the car. Now THAT would hurt my feelings!