Tuesday, 20 September 2011
Machine Quilting Is Not Fun
That was my feeling when I was machine quilting this. I do not know what is wrong but puckering on the front was getting me down. I had to stop after outlining 8 blocks. In session 2 of quilting, I hoped it would be better. I did 14 blocks, it was slightly better but a couple of blocks were quite bad. Perhaps, I did not smoothen the quilt out properly during basting.
The only machine quilting that I did in my first quilt was sewing in the ditch. I had problems with puckering at the back but not the front. This time I decided to sew 1/4 inch in front of sewing line making an inner square and puckering/pleating was ocurring when I try to close up the square. I may have to rip off certain sewing lines. I still have 14 more squares. Session 3 of machine quilting must be better!