I’m about two-thirds of the way through the second quilt of valor. It’s again going much slower than I had hoped it would.
Every advance of the quilt I have very full borders to deal with. These in fact, are so full I probably would have been better off taking tucks.
About halfway through the quilt, I was once again grateful that my longarm is computerized. When I first started quilting for hire, before I had a computer, I was doing a pantograph for a lady, all was going well then suddenly the machine caught, made a horrible noise, I heard the fabric rip, my needle broke, and my machine’s timing was thrown off.
Because she had left a seam open, like this. Since I’m working from the front, I saw it, stopped the machine, and whip stitched it closed. Had I been working from the back, likely the same scenario would have repeated itself.
I’m going to be very happy when this one is finished. I may even finish off a pint of Haagen Daaz!