Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Up and Running

Well, finally, I got all the components of the Hinterberg frame set up and working right, and got my Juki set up on it, ready to go.



I loaded up a length of muslin, threaded on some dark thread to see what I'm doing, and I started stitching. Loading the front, back and batting on the frame was pretty easy, really, better than I thought it would be.



And it's dang fun! I'm still adjusting tension and getting used to how the frame adjusts when you roll fabric forward, etc., but it's going pretty smoothly. (Um, did I just jinx myself?!)

I figure I'll fiddle with this length of muslin, then put on some lengths of cotton prints I bought for a dollar a yard so my practice quilts can be bound and donated to the animal shelter for dog and cat beds or something. So I'm zipping along, having fun!

And I guess I'd better get some of those donation quilt tops ready to quilt

7 comments:

Jane Ann said...

WooHooo! Go, girl. Is it just like ice skating on fabric? I think a lot of new possibilities just opened up for you.

Deborah said...

Better than you thought it would be! Most excellent.

Gerrie said...

Looks like fun! I am coming out of my funk and feeling much better. I have so much work to get done, I need to get back in the studio.

atet said...

Oh what fun!

Lily said...

Oh I am so green! That looks fantastic and a lot of fun. Enjoy :)

Shelina said...

That does look like a lot of fun. I would love to have something like that. I'm still trying to stuff quilts into my little machine. I hope your tooth / mouth pain has gone away and that you are recovered.

Karoda said...

ooo, girlll, you're rocking and rolling now!