Today will be another machine quilting day for Party in the Garden. I thought quilting would be easier the second time around....but it hasn't been easy so far!
Basically I'm quilting it the same way as the first version.....which is very time consuming. I use rulers in the border, and I'm not too fast when working with rulers. Sometime ago I lost my concentration while working with a ruler and it slipped under the needle. The machine stalled, it took me forever to extract the impaled needle in my ruler....and then the timing was 'off' on the machine. So the lesson learned for that experience was to slow down and concentrate on keeping all appendages out of harms way!
It is very hard to get good pictures of machine quilting. I was playing around with different settings on my camera and I think I've got the correct setting!
I love quilting all the little vignettes in this quilt. Each section is unique and needs to be quilted differently than the section next to it. Fun, yet exhausting! After a few hours of this, both Zinnie and I are ready for a walk!
On a side note, life goes full circle. Our sons played football and soccer throughout their youth and in high school. We sat in the same section of the bleachers for years watching them play. Then our daughter played soccer at the same high school, and we sat in the same section for another four years. The kids said they were going to carve our initials 'on the pines' that we warmed for so many years. Tonight, we head back to the same bleachers to watch our grandson Austin play freshman football on that same field. Hopefully the same bleachers are there, molded perfectly to our backsides......well maybe the wood has expanded a little... wink, wink!