Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Feathers Everywhere

Practicing...feathers all over the place.  This is Judy's quilt for our Victory Quilts prayer quilts...It's been sitting here since March...probably because I absolutely love this fabric and just couldn't quilt it.
Now that I need to practice colliding feathers so I can do Brent's quilt, I'm making myself do this one.

Had an adventure with my Necchi the other day.  It started making a noise that got worse over the 1.5 hours I was trying to find it and remedy it.  Since I'm treadling this machine, it has no motor so I knew the sound had to be due to metal on metal without appropriate lubrication.  Didn't know where my stethoscope was to help me pinpoint it.  Finally realized I had direct access through the hole where the motor used to be mounted.  Used lots of Tri-flow through the back.  It's back in good working order, but now I know that I can't necessarily depend on the oil ports to deliver enough lubricant. I also lubricated where the pitman rod meets the treadle platform, so this machine and its irons are now super quiet!

Have to head to the city for therapies and an appt. with the neuro-ophthalmologist, so I won't finish as much quilting as I'd like today.

Linking to Connie Kresin's Quilting by the River and Fabric Tuesday (because this is one of my all time favorite fabrics):

Fresh Poppy Design

Happy quiltmaking....


MQuilter said...

OMG! You are practicing your feathering?! Your feathering is so pretty already. I love the bird fabric that your are practicing on. Please post photos of the rest of this project.

Pokey said...

It is a pretty piece of fabric (and your stitch lines are always great!!). Always more to learn about our machines, huh? Hope your therapy goes well today ~

DragonPoodle said...

I've got a couple of Necchis waiting for review/restoration, but haven't worked on them, so this is just hearsay: the word on Necchis is that they are so finely engineered that they need to be oiled more regularly than other machines. they have tinier gaps in between bits than other machines do.

that is pretty fabric--just LOVE the colors!

Connie said...

Beautiful feather quilting! That must be hard to do on that print which is really neat too! Thanks for sharing.
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