I have three projects I'm trying to get done by Thursday. Only one is finished right now...
In a marathon session, I finished quilting my niece's quilt. I decided to stitch inside each square with writing 1/4", then stippled all the rest. It took a long time to navigate around all those squares! It is already boxed and ready to return to Ohio.
A quick picture of my new Far, Far Away since I don't have a quilty photo
A couple things I learned while doing that quilt. My sister in-law is a hand quilter, and she hand basted everything together with long, running stitches. I thought it would be fine, but it was a nightmare on the machine. I kept catching the stitches on either the needle screw or the presser foot lever. I ended up pulling out the basting and pinning before I started to stipple.
Second, my dream machine would have a huge, endless bobbin CONE! I should put my engineering degree to work and come up with something that would avoid the need to constantly swap bobbins in and out. I'm sure Amandajean would love that, too. (Go visit her newest quilt that needed 18 bobbins if you haven't already.)
This is what kept me awake and going during that night of quilting .... you know those tasty chocolate covered espresso beans that some shops add to the top of your cup? I have myself a whole box!
I eat them by the handful! I love Trader Joe's.