Monday, July 4, 2016

One More Hour

One more hour to go for the 4th of July, and the booms are still booming.  Since I have no babies or dogs, I'm loving it.  The grands were old enough this year to light their own smoke bombs and snakes and maybe even a few other goodies, under supervision of course.  They made a lot of smoke but not much noise.  I think that all the neighborhoods around here are full of smoke.

Perhaps in a week or so, the first quilt may be coming off the quilter.  Tomorrow I'm expecting a package with prewound 50-wt bobbins for my next quilt.  I'm thinking that if prewound quilter bobbins are anything like prewound embroidery bobbins, there will be more yardage on each bobbin, meaning fewer bobbin changes.  Plus, I'm using 40-wt thread this time, and less of that can go on the bobbin.

But here's the thing:  I'm really enjoying this machine.  Yes, I put a lot of time into learning free motion designs before getting it, but the extra room makes the quilting easier.  Speed, that's hard to figure.  The machine has the capability to go really fast, but I'm still under 50% capacity.  Maybe always will be.  I don't know how that compares to what I was doing before and I have no desire to go back and compare.

It's been a fabulous weekend.  I love the 4th of July, like I love all holidays.  Just having the holiday swirl around me is celebration enough.


1 comment:

Joanne S said...

I've been using rewound bobbins since I first discovered them.
They do hold an incredible amount of thread. the work you showed looks amazing.