Saturday, October 15, 2011
Taking the "Drag" Out of Free Motion Quilting Part 2 & Harvest
I have had several quilting friends ask me to keep them up-to-date on my thoughts on hanging up quilts as you free motion. This size is a lap quilt, which is a lot larger than the baby quilt that I worked on a few weeks ago. There has been no problem. The clamps give me the extra hands to keep things going smoothly. I really think that more people would quilt larger quilts if there wasn't so much drag. If you have some better ideas, please share :)
Thank you Leah for such a great idea! It has changed my way of free motion quilting!
This week has been a blur of activity. We started combining beans and things were going really well until a main shaft in the combine broke. Taking things apart and putting it back together all takes time. It can be very upsetting when you find that you put a part in backwards, which Dean did. These things happen when you're tired and in a hurry. Sometimes in farming there is a small window of time in which you need to get a job done or you just don't have an income. So if you know a farmer that is a little stressed, give him a friendly smile which will make his day :)
These pictures were taken within a few minutes of each other--just different directions.