我已经成功地得到很少最近做。部分原因是因为我已经无处可设置一台缝纫机，部分是因为我所有的缝纫机似乎是在死亡的不同阶段。妈妈的Huskystar，这一直是我的原则机至少一年，碰上了管道泄漏，我们已经和被发现坐在水坑。I took it to my trusty sewing machine repair man and he worked minor miracles to clean out the rust and get it working again (fortunately it’s a purely mechanical machine), but when I came to use it at Quilt Club I found that the tension seemed to be all over the place, it was not sounding completely right, and then a screw fell out while I was doing a bit of free-motion quilting on the border. Ack. And Toby’s quilt is now partially quilted but I think I’m going to have to rip it all out and start again because the back is a nightmare of loops. I’m going to take it back to Mr Knight to see if anything can be done to salvage it (again!). But that’s ok, I thought – I have my cheap-ass AEG machine that I bought in Germany! It’s been serviced and sorted after I accidentally nadgered it, let’s see how that works out. It won’t FMQ (can’t drop the feed dogs), but maybe I can make a start on piecing Jess’s quilt!
Luckily, I’d taken my Japan Fan door curtain and its wadding along, so I spent the rest of the session pin-basting those to their wadding (no back yet because I want apply it later and turn it through so there’s no binding necessary), then Diane very kindly let me borrow her machine to make a start on the quilting. I’m using a variegated metallic gold thread to highlight the fans at the moment and I am so pleased with how the first few are looking. I’m definitely going to need more sparkly thread, though!