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The White Album

July 08, 2008

Two eyes; one hazel, one blue. "Brimstone" by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

The White Album. I don't know why, but that's what this quilt is called. Well, yeah, there's a whole lot of in-your-face white in it. I'm really not all that deep, you know.

The White Album

This belonged to my friend J2; she offered it up as the "rag" to practice using her Nolting Fun Quilter. I balked, she said that it was just a throw away anyway, I freaked and it ended up coming home with me. Twice.

The first time was after I'd done my first practicing/test driving of the Fun Quilter. Tension issues. Speed issues. Hand/eye coordination issues. It is so difficult getting the hang of moving the machine rather than the quilt. I mean, it's not rocket science, but just a whole different set of muscles and a different mindset. Like, none of that detailed quilting that I'm used to doing.

I brought the poor, ugly, lumpy thing home and commenced to ripping out ALL of the practice quilting. In some areas it wasn't much of a problem because of the early tension issues.

After that, I pressed the poor top really well (I used a size 20 needle - poor, holey quilt!) and took it back to J2's. I reloaded it onto the machine (well, there's a long story but eventually it got reloaded) and commenced ta' quiltin'.

Machine QuiltingOther than a few urps here and there - unsmooth curves, mainly - I think it turned out pretty well for my first official quilting effort.

This won't replace the quilting I do on my DSM, because I don't want to give the years it would require to excel at the large machine. But for certain things like this "rag", it will do quite well.


permalink 3 Comments:
At 7/08/2008 3:37 AM, Blogger Bobbie Bentneedle Babbled Back:  

Quite lovely, for a rag, it is! And quite lovely, the quilting is as well... Overdose on Star Wars movies this weekend past, I did - and now, with backward Yoda Speak, I write.

T, you did a really nice job. I know it's really a meager amount of quilting, by your NYB standards, but from here it looks "just right!"

At 7/08/2008 3:36 PM, Blogger Candace Babbled Back:  

I wish my quilts looked as nice as that 'rag'.

At 7/10/2008 2:30 PM, Blogger Shelina Babbled Back:  

It is a beautiful quilt. Throwaway indeed! Hurmph! If I made that, it would be considered my master peace. The quilting is lovely.

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