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Thursday, April 08, 2010

Look what came in the mail today.

What a wonderful book!  Well worth waiting for.

Yesterday sewing!

The first 2 rows of my POTC going together...
I am halfway with these 2 - 7 more rows to complete after this

Practise machine quilting.

The white I did with great frustration...I couldnt get the tension right and was trying different threads.
 In the top and bobbin.
Then I put the BSR foot on the machine, ,which I have been having trouble with, and did some sewing on the blue fabric.  I used BSR 2 with the large clear foot, and much to my surprise,I actually managed to use it a lot better.
This morning I did some more squiggles with it, on the blue and now I am a lot happier.  I am using silk thread top and in the bobbin...so I may get some more machining done on the Prism quilt later.
So Joanne  I am keeping up with  my daily practising.

Off to have a read of my wonderful new book, and to sit, listen to my audio book and do some more hand stitching on my POTC quilt.


Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Your quilt is stunning and your machine quilting practice is awesome. Very good work!

Nima said...

wow...machine quilting practice piece looks beautiful. POTc prgress looks beautiful

Crispy said...

Oooo that is such a great book!! I was leafing through it again yesterday :0)

Joan, your "practice" quilting is so awesome!! I am in awe :0)


Joanne said...

Fantastic machine quilting!! Inspiring!!!♥

Valentina said...

Joan, you are amazing! I can't believe your quilt... It's coming together amazingly, and your machine-quilting! WOW! it looks awesome...
Oh, you'll have to tell us more about your book!
Thank You!

Julia said...

Wow, Joan, your quilt is looking great..can't wait to see all the rows together..
Love your practice quilting blocks, I keep say I will try that, I need to make a day for it..
Hugs Julia ♥

Ivory Spring said...

Joan.... your free-motion quilting is looking great. And POTC is absolutely stunning!


We are ... said...

I just waited a while for Jinny Beyer's book too. It was well worth the wait!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

how do you like the book? Crispy mentioned it to me when she got it and I would like more opinions! I see we look at a lot of the same blogs I do not know why I hadn't seen yours before.

Wendy said...

I like the swirls you made on your feathers. It adds your own unique signature to them! Lovely!

Bolsa Nova said...

I´m pretty sure my BSR isn't able to make such a quilting ...*smiles*