Well, I was hoping to have my coin quilt wrapped up this weekend. I've decided that learning to free-motion quilt is not for the faint of heart! I've run into some snags along the way, and while I am proud of getting this far, I'm taking a break from that quilt for a few days. For some of you more seasoned quilters out there, perhaps you could answer some questions for me? I've been using 100% cotton thread by Gutermann. I'm having all kinds of problems with it breaking and unraveling/becoming weak/bunching up on my machine needle. I finally found a good thread tension for the right stitch, and now I'm battling thread that falls apart! Should I be using something with polyester in it???
The Alexander Henry Birdseed fabric I was waiting on FINALLY arrived yesterday...only to find out that Jo-Ann's is currently carrying it! Sheeesh! That would have been much faster. I got everything cut and am finishing up piecing the quilt top for my mom's "birthday" quilt. It's very exciting because I made up my own pattern and everything! Can't wait to have that "aaahhh....." moment when I pull it from the dryer after being washed for the first time!
And here is a little taste of what I'm gathering for the next quilt....but can't decide on a pattern!
Time to relax for a bit :) Hope you're all enjoying a nice weekend.