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Friday, April 9, 2010

New Foot!

Well!  I put that new darning foot on my machine and it was like night and day!  This new foot is like working with melted butter.  The problems I had with my FMQ weren't my problems at all.  I thought I was doomed to doing ugly stuff or sending it out to be done for the rest of my life.  I could just cry from the frustration this caused, because I REALLY like FMQ.  Really.

Do you remember the episode I recently had with the thread snarling in my machine?  Do you remember that I said I'd gotten the thread where I'd bought my machine?  I'll give you only one guess where I got the previous darning foot.  They've lost my purchasing business for good.  Though, if I need work on my machine, they're the only ones around.  Grrrrrrr.

Now that I have a renewed confidence, I've decided that I need to practice on a quilt.  A busy quilt that will hide any multitude of sins.  I'm going to feather it, echo it, and straight line it.  Then I'll probably do another.  By the end of two, I think I can say I'll be pretty well on my way to the next stitching pattern.  I've decided to start with the Kaleidoscope I started a couple months ago.  I've been piecing like a fool today to finish the blocks (since Vince decided I needed to make it a bed quilt).  I hope by Monday or Tuesday, I'll be ready to start quilting.  Until then, I'll be practicing my FMQ on my little squares.  Maybe I'll put up a pic of that tomorrow.

-Wendy

3 comments:

Sharon said...

Oh wow, who'd a thunk that the foot would make that much difference?? Glad you've got the problem resolved and are rarin' to go. Good luck....I hope you enjoy this a lot more!

Yes, I don't think I'd go back to the place that gave you bum advice/service anymore either. I hate when that happens.

Joanne said...

I am so pleased for you!!! ♥

Ursula said...

This quilt is just SO gorgeous, Wendy! The sense of movement is really wonderful.

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