I love working on the quilts for Paula Nadelstern every year. I love the challenge of working with the limited fabric palette and the time element forces me to make fast decisions. The only think I hate about it is that I can’t share anything that I’m doing so the blog gets really dull and repetative. But I am trying to quilt at least a half hour every day in between working on the quilt and dealing with things breaking around here (door lock jammed, dishwasher dead…..what’s next?).
I did figure out that my tension issues from before were caused by my bobbin case. It just wasn’t holding the tension stable. I switched out the case and it’s quilting beautiful again. I decided to take a different approach with second round of pebbled circles. This time I quilted all of the circles first. Before I did the circle and pebbles at the same time. That means that I was doing the pebbles with the ruler foot and ruler plate on creating more drag and limiting my vision.
I’ve stitched out the circles and now I’m starting the pebbles. I’ve taken off the ruler plate, changed the foot and added my new accessory, a magnifying glass!
Oh I love the magnifying glass! I had to practice with it a little because I was making the pebbles too small but I’ve got it under control now.
Boy, the updates on this quilt are going to be even more boring!