With a shock I realized this morning that quilt along Wednesday with Leah Day has come and gone. I have been feeling a bit under the weather lately and have not had much energy to do anything, let alone my favorite pass time -quilting. I have not sewn or stitched one single thing this week, bad-bad-bad...
So this morning I decided to make an effort, and prepare a practice piece for Quilt Along #18 - Go Loopy With Loopy Line
With regards to my previous post, and the problems I had with the bobbin washers, it became clear after testing different ways of using the bobbin washers, that my machine does NOT agree with this little piece of plastic.
As mentioned before I had numerous needle breaks using it on its own. So I tried using it after replacing the spring washer back in the bobbin casing, and at 1st I thought everything went okay, but I had the same amount of thread breaks as without it.
I think my machine just does NOT like to go from right to left, especially in straight lines. I tried it again with circuit board, and because of the problem I'm having I would not be too eager to use the design in a real quilt.
Normally while stippling I have very little thread breaks. I suppose it has to do with the wiggly- flowing motion, but with straight lines its a completely different story. So I guess in future, I will use my machine as is, without the washers, I really hoped it would have made a difference..
So coming back to loopy line, here is my practice block. I enjoyed this design, I suppose its because of the free motion and swirly motion. I prefer working in rounded shapes rather than straight lines. After doing the practice lines I quilted loopy line, and tried to incorporate larger and small loops, but as my personal preference, I like them all to be one size.