My friend, Joan Brink, came over with her sewing machine, and we both machine quilted on our own projects. I am not very adept at machine quilting, but had this UFO set aside to try it on for quite a while. My red apple core charm quilt has been basted together waiting for me to try domestic sewing machine quilting. I finally read more about it, and gave it a try.
I read and "youtubed" about settings, feet, feed dogs, and "super slider" mats. I googled how to make your own super slider type surface, and used contact paper. I cut a large piece of contact paper, and removed the backing from only the edge of it on the left and right edge. Then stuck it down, and cut a hole in the middle for the sewing machine needle. It worked just fine, and I was able to remove it to change a bobbin.
I ended up trying one of my Janome machine quilting feet, and kept the feed dogs up. I went slowly, and used a stitch setting of 2.2. It actually was fun.
Here is my UFO, which I plan to name "Red Delicious" because it's red and an apple core pattern. It was started long ago by a friend, Joan Edwards, and she sent it to me to add more squares and make it larger. I increased it to 1,000 squares (I think a little more) and then it sat as a UFO for a very long time. Until this week - Finishing is finally happening!
I followed the curves across the quilt from one edge to another in only one direction, and am now deciding if I should/could stop, or should I quilt the curves in the other direction. What do you think?
What are you working on? I so enjoy looking at the pictures you show us and reading about what you are creating. Keep up the good work! Please link to the Design Wall Monday party and don't forget to mention Design Wall Mondays in your blog post. Also, a link back to this particular blog post is required. Thanks!