|Free Motion Ditch Circle, Backing Side|
|Bernina Freehand Quilting Foot #29|
|Free Motion Quilting "In the Ditch" with Foot #29|
|Bernina Freehand Embroidery Foot #24|
Oh, and notice the gloves in the photo above? I have a couple pairs of quilting gloves with rubber fingers, which are supposed to make it easier to grip the fabric of the quilt. I hate wearing gloves, but I'm trying to be open-minded so I'm wearing them for now.
|Close Up of my Non-BSR Free Motion Stitching, Backing Side|
The stitching itself is far from perfect as you can see in this picture from the backing side. I am really happy with the busy print I chose for the backing, because from a distance the wobbly lines aren't noticeable at all.
|Close Up Non-BSR Free Motion Ditch Quilting, Top Side with Invisible Thread|
From the front of the quilt, the mistakes and unevenness are even harder to see, thanks to the monofilament nylon invisible thread. When the quilt is washed for the first time, it should shrink and pucker a little even though the fabrics are prewashed and the batting is a silk blend, and that will camouflage the ooopses even more. It's not perfect, but it's good enough. I have a feeling that each circle will come out a little smoother than the last one as I work my way through the quilt.
I don't forsee any quilting time today, though. I have to get in the shower now so I can vote against Amendment One, even though the latest polls indicate that it's likely to pass. Honestly, I don't see what the fuss is about. Why do so many straight people feel threatened by gay marriages?
After voting, I'll head straight to my piano lesson, and from there I pick up the kids from school. We'll be rushing through homework and dinner tonight so we can make it to Night of the Arts, where Lars and Anders will be playing trombone and recorder with their classmates in their school's annual arts extravaganza. Less than 5 weeks of school remain before summer vacation!