Tuesday...quilt large T-shirt quilt for client. I wanted to get it all quilted and off the frame today so that this evening I could sew the binding on by machine and work on the handwork over the next few evenings.
Wednesday...quilt Musical quilt for client. Get it all quilted with music notes and off the frame. Sew the binding on during the evening and work on the handwork over the next few evenings.
Thursday...finish bindings if needed and load 3rd quilt which is one of mine and start the quilting. This quilt needs to be completed quickly too.
Friday...deliver client quilts back to her and finish quilting on my quilt. And have the binding finished by Saturday morning and delivered.
I know I was pushing it anyway but at this point things are NOT looking good!
I started quilting the T-shirt quilt at 7:30am, it is now 4:20pm and I am still on my second pass with the machine!! :( The client did a wonderful job piecing the top and that is not the problem, it is just everything else. This is the first T-shirt quilt that I have ever quilted so some of it may just be me. Here is a sneak peak of the quilt...
This lady likes high loft poly batting, I really don't have a problem with quilting with that but I thought that might have been part of my problem today. Everything quilted great on the bottom border, not a problem at all until I started my second pass and hit the T-shirts. I started having skips and top thread breaks constantly. When I say constantly I mean like every 2-4 inches! So I changed threads, changed needles, and adjusted tension, none of that worked. So at this point I decided to pick all of this out and change the batting. I switched to a cotton batting again quilted great in the border and started doing the same thing again in the T-shirt area. Not hardly as bad as with the poly batting but still bad enough that I wanted to cry! :(
Never had the first problem with the bobbin until this...
Not even sure what happened there unless it was just messed up from all of the top thread breaks that I was having. So at this point I just stopped for the day! And I realize that my goal for the week probably will not be met at all.
I just put supper on and I'm hoping that I can settle down for the evening and relax before trying all of this again tomorrow. BTW...we are having fried chicken breast, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob and good ole fashioned buttermilk cornbread and of course chocolate pie for dessert. Mmmmmm.....
Richard and Andrew both had to go pick up their books for the Fall semester. Both going to different colleges. Richard is going here in KY and has about a 45-60 minute drive. His college has 3 different campus sites. Sometimes he has to go to a different campus for a class or two. Andrew is going t college in Ohio and has a couple of hours drive. He left earlier to get his books and just called to say that he got them and is heading back.
All for now, have to turn my chicken over before it burns!