Sunday, March 31, 2013
Quilted Star Points
It took a while, but I finally have the outside of the star points quilted. I just tried to get 1/4 inch from the edge and went all around the star. I love my new Janome and can't blame the machine. Any mistakes are ALL operator error!
The lucky thing is most of the Star Point Squares are close to the edge. When I do the middle squares I will have to get really good at free hand quilting. Trying to spin a quilt and get all the fabric jammed under the machine is no easy task. I got a free hand foot with my new machine and have been practicing. I wish this one went backward with out holding the reverse button down. I THINK I could do that OK.
The hardest part is when you have to turn the quilt and there is a bunch of fabric under the arm of the machine. In those cases where I just could not do it, I cut the thread, turned the whole quilt around so the smaller edge was under the sewing machine arm and then finished that particular square. It worked pretty well and now I have to decide what to quilt next!
Maybe I'll do that blue strip. I can't do the light blue triangles until I get a thread that matches it.
I have a class on the Deco 340 on Tuesday and I think I will take my quilt. Maybe they can show me how to embroider on it right there. I want to learn how to use the embroidery machine with the quilt patterns to do the center of my Star Point Squares. That way there is no chance for me to mess it up when I get home and forget what they just told me. Ain't old age grand???