I finally got the binding on this huge quilt Bonnie Hunter calls Easy Street.
It measures 99 X 99.
I must say my street wasn't all that easy in fact it had several pot holes.
This one almost blew the tires off my car. I have no idea what happened. I was merrily quilting along - almost to the bottom of the quilt when all of sudden this terrible noise erupts from my machine and part of a needle goes flying by my head. At first I thought I must have hit a pin but there were no pins in this area. Still can't figure out what happened.
I had to remove the quilt from the machine to repair it. Thank heaven for zippered leaders. A hole was torn all the way through to the back. I replaced the two torn pieces on the front and ironed a small piece of fusible interfacing to cover the hole in the back then I stitched over it to hold in place. I was so happy the backing fabric hid the stitching and now I have a hard time finding the repair.
Once repaired and back on the machine I finished the quilting and everything ended up fine. I did have to retime my machine which I had never done before but it wasn't as scary as I had imagined. No more giant quilts for me for a while.
Hope your are finding some time to stitch.
PS: Some people are writing they are having their comments disappear before they are able to get them posted. I have no idea what the problem is but if I keep having all these problems with blogger I am going to have to make a change. Anyone else having this problem?