On the pinwheel quilt.  I’m using the handi quilter II frame, and my Pfaff GrandQuilter Hobby 1200.  I’m not sure why this is coming out so bad.  The lines are wobbly; I keep hitting the seams in the rails and the machine will jerk from side to side. I didn’t have this problem the last time I set it up, on a different table (wood vs plastic) and I’m wondering if the plastic table is just not able to sustain the weight of the Pfaff, causing it to bend and the rails to become off.  It’s driving me nuts.  And of course ALL I can think about is the new Long Arm Quilting Machine that is just waiting for me (once I figure out which one I’m going to buy).  It’s hard to think about quilting as a BUSINESS when I’m doing such a ridiculously poor job on my own quilts.

 

So I spent some time on other quilts and crafts.  Nearly done with the binding on the pinwheel baby quilt.  Got 4 blocks of the “snakes trail” done for the Snakes and Snails and Puppy Dog tails quilt.  Talk about a time consuming block.  I like the way it looks though.  The perfectionist in me is really struggling with getting the placement exactly right for the curves.  We’ll see how it turns out.

 

I also went to Mary Jo’s and Sew Much Fun and picked up a pattern for a jelly roll quilt.  My friend Robin gave me the jelly roll after she came back from Paducah! I love it, but hadn’t ever used a jelly roll before, so I thought a pattern might be a good idea this time.  I really like it, can’t wait to show it to you guys.

Also in the works, two more pairs of pants.  Just need to lengthen the leg on the patterns first.

Made a couple of coffee cozies, and that wrist rest.  And finally working on an afghan for a baby gift.

So that’s all keeping me busy when I get so frustrated with the quilting I can’t stand it.  I’m so far into the process I hate to rip out all the stitches so far.  And I hate to continue the way it is.  It’s infuriating.  I might have to switch tables to keep this from driving me crazy

Ok, back to the studio!

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