See anything missing?
Yep...my machine has gone AWOL.
Ok, technically, it didn't just drop out of sight; I took it to the dealer. Hopefully, the problem is not too serious. After winding a bunch of mushy, malformed bobbins, I had given up. There was obviously an issue with the first thread tension position (the only one involving the bobbin on this machine). Which, being in the top-thread path as well, had also been affecting my free-motion stitching. Not horribly, just enough to be annoying and cause lots of stops and starts. Nor were the stitches looking very nice, even after adjusting the tension several times. It was puzzling, to say the least, but the reason didn't become obvious until I tried to wind a new bobbin. Well, 6 new bobbins. As mentioned in previous posts, I'm nothing if not stubborn.
So, while the dealer figures out what's wrong and repairs the machine, I'm choosing fabrics for the backing for the quilt top I finished last week. The (folded) quilt top is in the foreground.
I'm also beginning a new landscape quilt. This will be the background:
Is this not gorgeous??? It might be a Robert Kaufman fabric, but I'm not sure. If anyone knows, please leave a comment below. Unfortunately, there is no clue on the selvages, and since I bought it quite a while back, I don't remember. (Update: after digging around on the internet, I think it's a Hoffman.)
Hooking up here with Leah Day's FMQ Project Linkup, and Sarah Craig's Whoop Whoop Friday post (I can at least whoop whoop about starting a new landscape, even if I can't work on the current one!). Don't forget to check out the reader linkups at the end of each of their posts.
Everyone have a great weekend, even if you are in for more freakin' snow, as we are. (Will this weather never end? We still have ice on all the tree branches after 3 days!) Stay warm (or cool, depending on your location)!