Friday, February 8, 2008

The Thrill of Victory?????




Today was the day. I took the Janome off the frame, put it all back to original outta the box state and got it sewing wonderfully. Then, I put the darning foot and the quilting thread back in it and loaded it back on the frame. Man, that's a lot of work to take it off. I had to use tape and label all the plugs and cords so I'd have a clue how to plug it all back in. Then I loaded up two pieces of muslin and batting and yep....it worked. Not perfect yet, but that's me and not the equipIment. Thank heavens. I need some stippling expert (yeah, Jen, I mean you) to tell me if it looks ok or do I need to do anything different. I want that Pajama Quilter disk for the Dwirlling (I think that's the name) instructions. I just love how that looks. Anywho....I've got a couple of tops that need borders. On the list for the next couple of days, and then I'll put one of them on the frame and see what happens. I will have to say that getting that needle in on the JanomeP DBX is a big deal. A hair off and it's a no go. I'm quite excited at this point. I hope to catch up to Jen one day, but I'll be dead before that happens. I just wanna stipple!....LOL

We have our yearly Church Valentines Dinner tonight, but my husband is in bed sick. He never gets sick, so it always really concerns me. He says he'll feel like going tonight, but.....we'll see. Hope everyone has a great weekend.....stay warm......


6 comments:

Suzan said...

The whole needle thing was the biggest reason I didn't get that model of the Janome. I figured I would screw it up repeatedly so I got the one that has a flat side on one side of the needle. I am really anxious to hear how frame quilting goes on your machine as that will be my next step up!

Jen said...

I think your stippling looks fantastic!!

Now, when you're quilting, what is your machine speed like? You may want to consider turning up the speed of the needle but keeping your hand movements the same to get a little smaller stitch. But, the stitches you are taking are even so that's half the battle right there!!! If you've already got it turned up, then just slow your movements down.

I'm dying to dwirl!! I've just got to figure out how to do it...do I want to go all the way across or just do it in chunks?

Moneik said...

I think your stippling looks good to me. I'm not very good at it either. Maybe someday when I have a frame I'll be better.

Hazel said...

Your stippling looks great to me, at this point I think I would kill (OK not kill LOL )to have a frame .Soon I hope in the mean time keep us informed of your progress .

Kristie said...

I think your quilting looks wonderful!

Hope your hubby gets to feeling better!!!
Kristie

jillquilts said...

Your stippling looks great to me too!!