Wednesday, May 28, 2014

WIP - Wednesday

I have been doing some sewing on my new Juki and taking her out for a test drive.  For the record I love this machine. It sews beautifully and is pretty easy to operate.  I will be working on that post on another day.

I did travel with the Juki up to the cottage and pulled it out to get a few things done.  I put it on the dining room table but it was nice out and we ate outside so no need to back it up.  There really isn't a lot of time to sew when we are there so not sure that I will do this very often but it was nice to be able to get something done.  Yep that is the hubby making dinner while I sewed!  I did make dinner the night before.

The quilt under the needle is a charity quilt that I did finish FMQ and now I just need to get the binding done and a few pictures of it.  The Juki FMQ is fantastic!  I still have some practice to do but I can tell the difference.

Definite progress on the X and + quilt.  This has been my goal for the last two months and I am going to finishit.  I had this pinned and started straight stitching on it but it was not working out well.  My issue was how the quilt was basted.  So I actually ripped out 3 and half rows of stitching and unpinned it.  I have never done that before!  But it took me less than 45 minutes to unpin and rip.  I am much happier now that I did that.  Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and learn from our mistakes.  I was not happy with it and then read Crazy Mom Quilts blog post on basting.  I kinda did it like her but not really. When I taped it to the floor I would start in the corners and I did not tape as much or in that same order.  I don't know if it was just this quilt that seemed so bad or what but I decided I wasn't that far into it and I would redo it.

So now I am almost done!  I have less than 1/4 of it to stitch.  I am still trying to figure out if the walking foot is really that loud or if there is something wrong.  I am testing a few more things to see.  It sews fine just sounds bad sometimes!  Just can't figure out the why it sounds like that.  I am really happy that I unstitched.  I am sure I will have a tuck or pucker but it was way better the first few lines I sewed previously.

Mostly this weekend I spring cleaned the cottage and did all of the gardens.  There are a few of them.  But the quilts airing out were pretty!  I made all of them but the small blue and yellow one.  My mom made me that one.  This picture was taken prior to that garden getting cleaned up!

On the agenda for this week is finish up the quilting and get the two bindings done!  I am determined to not go into the weekend with them lingering.  It is suppose to be another beautiful weekend here so our hope is to spend a lot of time outside and on the water!

Linking up to WIP Wednesday, Let's Bee Social and NTT.


  1. I like the quilting on your X and + quilt. It suits the quilt very well. I have a vacation coming up soon and I plan to bring some quilting along too. My husband plans to make sure I can't do any of it. :P We'll see. If it's beautiful enough, I won't mind giving in!

  2. Wow! You have made so much progress. I am thrilled to hear that you are loving your machine. And your quilts look beautiful in the sun, even if the garden wasn't cleaned up yet.

  3. The new quilting on your x & + quilt is great. And that is such a pretty picture of quilts lined up on the rail!

  4. Your new Juki sure is a pretty! You have got to be loving all that throat space. That was a good call undoing the quilting that you were not happy with. The quilting looks fabulous now!

  5. the one your mom made looks like it is from fons and porter quilt magazine love of quilting

  6. I'm glad to hear that you love your Juki! I have ordered one and am waiting for it to be delivered. I've never sewn on one to try it out, but am going by all the good reviews I've read from quilt-bloggers! :)