It's been a long week and I have to admit that I was not able to finish my March UFO. I am disappointed about not meeting my "UFO wish list goal"... but it was not for lack of effort! You can click here to see the other UFO's that did get finished for Judy's UFO challenge...some great quilts finished this month.
The machine quilting was a typical "nightmare" scenario... not the right needle/thread brand in the colour I wanted to use to make it work. Here is a shot of the back of one of the blocks...OMG! I kept fiddling with it, changing needle types, tension settings, and threads in colours I was less and less happy with until I finally gave in and made a trip to the store to buy more Mettler thread. I know what combination works and I wish I would stop buying thread that looks pretty and use what I know I have good luck with! Lesson learned?!?!? Let's hope so!
Came home with necessary supplies (Mettler thread and Topstitch #100 needle) and quickly finished quilting the rest of the blocks with no problem. It was like walking all day in stiletto shoes that are one size too small, and then slipping your feet into your favorite snuggly slippers...you just relax and enjoy!
Now I just have to pick out the problem quilting and replace it. The binding is ready and waiting...
In an interesting life paradox, I attended quilt judging school today and that was very interesting. I took along my nightmare quilt as an example of BAD quilting, but was too embarrassed to show it!