I've been working on the quilting for my Higgledy Piggledy quilt. Yesterday I managed to get about to the 3/4 point with it, but the third time I'd been happily "air quilting" across because I'd run out of bobbin thread again, I dumped the quilt on the floor and took a break.
I'd been grumbling away for a while a couple of days ago, trying to keep the presser foot from snowplowing across the quilt, when it suddenly dawned on me that I now own a walking foot. Out came the manual to check how to attach it, and off I went.
I really really like the walking foot. Really. I love to hand-quilt, but machine quilting is something that I've always regarded as a necessary evil. Something that has to be gotten over with so I can say "yay, done" and get on to the binding (which is a fun part, though not quite in the same league as the piecing). So anything that makes machine quilting easier is a big plus in my book.
In hopes of continuing the feeling of motion, I'm quilting horizontal organic (ie: wobbly) lines across the piglets. I'm thinking of it as the 'whoosh' lines that you see in cartoons, where a character is suddenly moving fast. "Beep beep" and gone.
It's probably all in my head, but it's making me happy and it's keeping these little piggies headed for the big finish line.
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