In yesterday's post, I mentioned that I felt like I've hit a mini "roadblock" with my practice quilting on Annie. It seems I'm moving past it now. I think maybe it had something to do with finally giving her a name. I kept thinking about the scene from the movie Forrest Gump where a man was explaining to Forrest that his boat needed a name. That it was bad luck to have a boat without a name. Well...I think it's the same for a LA!! :-)
I got back to practicing on Annie again last night. Jamie recommended that I change thread colors and just quilt over my practice piece again instead of loading a new piece of muslin. It's a great idea, but you can't see your quilting as well. I changed my thread to an orange shade. I had fun trying some new designs.
I doodled some deconstructed feathers. I think they'll look nice in borders.
I also had fun quilting some allover swirly flowers. It's kind of hard to see them, but I really like how they look too!
I noticed when I first started that my stitches didn't look very nice. Since I changed threads, I thought my tension was in need of some adjustment. That thought was confirmed when I looked underneath my quilt sandwich...
Look at those loops!!! I think my exact words were "#@!!&*%$@**!!" Really?? Thank goodness Jamie went over in detail how to fix tension because after a few adjustments, it was back to perfect.
I'm home today until it's time to take the girls to dance. I plan on loading a new practice piece so I can see my quilting better. Tonight I will work on "Hop To It" while the girls are at dance. Hopefully, tomorrow I can post some progress on that!!