Saturday, October 29, 2011

Tracy's latest quilt

I finished Tracy's quilt this morning. Here is the final result.

The back is pretty too.
I have to tell you, I broke down & bought these tension guages from Superior Threads, to use on my  longarm. It has made my life SOOooo much easier. I found that even I had my thread tension balaced, I was having trouble with skipping stitches. When I got he tension guages, I discovered I was running with my thread tension way too tight. When I turned it down to the reccomened tension on both the top & bobbin, it made all the difference. So much better. No more skipping & breaking.

I wanted to tell you about the visitor I had at this window this week. It was a young black bear (sorry no picture, the camera was upstairs at the time). I was setting right there at the machine when the bear litlerally walked right up against the window. It was so cute. It had thick fur, ready for winter. He looked like a giant teddy bear. The mama was in the yard too, but further away.

It's chilly outside. The ground is frozen, with ice puddles in the driveway, but no snow here yet. It seems to be coming later & later. I guess it's the global warming.


Vicki W said...

The Towa guide is the best notion that I have ever purchased! I don't have the top one so I'm interested in your opinion after you've used it.

Delighted Hands said...

Beautiful job on this quilt-very different from your usual style but a perfect marriage with this quilt! Very interesting on the tension gauge-I have never heard of such a thing!
Nice to have wildlife visitors but a little nerve wracking, too!
I don't buy into the global warming theory but I do believe you are experiencing a warmer global cycle-the Northeast is getting the snow you usually have this time of year!!! Great pic of your cat in the window!

quiltmom said...

You do such beautiful work Deb- I know that you are so fastidious about the workmanship. I am sure that the person for whom you quilt love the results.
Thanks for sharing another wonderful quilt.

jonhebert said...

I do agree that the design is unlike any other and glad you were inside rather than out when your visitor arrived! It is not only the month for Halloween, but breast cancer awareness month!!! Treat yourself or a loved one because you care! I am just stopping by with a reminder to do your self breast exam.
Here's a fun place to start! Everybody loves boob lube!

Nancy said...

Beautiful quilt and lovely stitching! Do you happen to know the name of the pattern?