Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Houston we have a problem

I stitched on The Razor's Edge shirt yesterday. The back and front are sewn together and I am treating it as a unit. I needed to nail down the design that would be the front of the shirt. It is that rubbery stuff and I had to quilt it one stitch at a time. The rubbery stuff would grab the thread and I was constantly stopping to untangle it. I have more to do on this, but this is what it looks like now.

I decided to work what would have been the back of the shirt. I needed a break from dealing with the rubbery stuff. I am happy with the progress I made on the devil character.

I played three movies while I stitched

For me Jane Eyre was confusing the way the movie jump back and forth between her childhood, teenage years, and the present. I wasn't impressed.
Ricki and the Flash was better than I thought it would be and kind of a cute movie. Would I watch it again - probably not.
Southpaw - Jake Gyllenhaal and Forest Whitaker were excellent in this movie. Yes, there was profanity and some rap music, the storyline was not totally original, but I thought the acting was excellent, the cinematography was very good, and the characters were believable and real.

I took a break about 6:30 then decided to get started on machine quilting the Harley t-shirt quilt. My machine was not sewing right. I was getting eyelash loops on the back and I couldn't figure out why. I had been having issues with my presser foot coming down and so I turned the machine on it's side to see if I could tell what the issue was. I cleaned out a bit of lint and tried sewing again. No luck - it was still messing up even after rethreading the top thread and the bobbin. Houston - I have a problem!!! I was so tired I almost threw in the towel. I got to looking at the tension - I don't know what you call those pieces you put the thread thru that controls the tension, but on closer inspection I saw an errant thread inside that area of the machine.

I managed to get the wad of thread out and the problem was solved! Thank goodness! Between last evening and this morning I managed to get 8.6% of the machine quilting done. How's that Glen? LOL!! I was just thinking I am sure glad I had taken the 4th of July weekend and got this quilt top made and pin basted.

I now have to jump back and forth between the two projects which I feel more comfortable doing since I am so close to getting the AC/DC quilt done.

I had to show you this flower planter. I think it is very odd looking. There are a bunch of these contraptions located in a neighboring town. They are painted different colors.


Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Yes those are odd looking planters. At first I thought it looked like a lighthouse.

Vicki W said...

The planters are odd but I like them!

Elaine M said...

The quilt is coming along nicely. Try threading your needle, then pulling it through an old/used dryer sheet, then knot and sew. Hope this helps.

QuiltSwissy said...

Frank wanted to know what I was laughing at........8.6% I told him! He didn't get it, LOL.

Glad you got that wad of thread out of the machine. They would have charged you $100 to do it if you would have brought it in somewhere! Love the Harley quilt, too. Is that one going into the exhibit also?