I mentioned in my last post that I had treated myself to a new sewing machine -- a Husqvarna Viking Eden Rose 250c. I was so anxious to play with her but I knew there would be a learning curve. What a change from my old Singer! I pulled out 3 mini jelly rolls (10 strips each) of Top Drawer's Nochella Droll that I purchased a long time ago "just because" and started sewing strips together on the long sides, mostly just to get the feel of the machine. I figured even if I didn't like the finished product, I wouldn't be wasting any "good" fabric.
It wasn't until I opened the 3rd roll that I realized it was not the same as the first two. Two were Nochella Droll Leave and one was Nochella Droll Lace. Oh well... close enough! I ended up ordering some yardage for the back and to add a few more strips on the front... and pretty much just sewed until I had something sort of big enough to be called a quilt.
I did a random meander / squiggle with white thread.
It took me a while to figure out the FMQ settings on my machine. Tension set to 0? Seriously?? That said.... having the foot sensor, the automatic needle-down setting, feed dog drop switch and larger throat size made for MUCH easier FMQ once I got going. Now I can focus on my patterns (need lots of work there) rather than wrestling with the quilt and trying not to break the thread.
My apologies to those in the frozen, snowy parts of the country... couldn't help taking a picture of her on the fence near one of the palm trees in my back yard.
~*~ May your day be full of Love and Ladybug Hugs ~*~
Thanks for stopping by!
~ Kat ~
~ Kat ~