Bed Quilt for a Girl
60" x 84"
I had the top pieced in January. Because I was having horrible tension problems with my longarm, I just stalled on the quilting. Saturday, I spent the better part of the day trying to find the tension and missed stitching problem. Turns out they were both connected. I had inserted the needle so that the hole pointed at 35 minutes. It is best at 25; 30 will work fine. At 35, the thread snags and the stitches do not always get picked up. Because I decided to clean my machine thoroughly, oil it and of course insert a new needle, everything got off. Quilting is nothing special. I like a very lightly quilted quilt for a bed. It is much warmer. Because of all the frustrations, I should name this quilt, "Done".
The photo was taken in my new studio, which is still in process. This is the only place where I had the room to pin up this quilt because of the size. That is a saw horse loaded with wood in the lower right. I still think you can get a good idea of the design.
This is seventy, number 13.
For more information on "seventy", please see the post below.