Bosbee Quilting

Bosbee Quilting
BosBee Quilting

Thursday, February 28, 2013

I have been so excited about machine quilting lately.  Wallhangings, baby quilts, queen size quilt, you name it, can be finished on a domestic sewing machine.  I personally love my Janome 6600P.  It does a wonderful job purring along and the stitches are very consistant. 

My Janome 6600P

I think it is very necessary to like your machine, but other than that, any machine can be used to make beautiful quilts.  When I first started machine quilting, I thought it would be impossible to complete a full size quilt.  My stitches were uneven and jerky.  I was trying and trying and I almost gave up.  But one day while I was making a small table runner, I began to relax my shoulders.  At the same time, I did as all the books recommend, I kept my eyes out in front of the needle, watching where I was going, instead of watching the needle go up and down.  The needle will function without my help, but much like driving, if you don't watch where you are going, you may end up someplace you don't want to be.  And each time I sat down to quilt, it became easier to do these things.

Pam Bono Design quilt I made in 2009.

Oh, by the way, the date on my camera was wrong when I took some of my quilt pictures.  I regret not noticing right away because now I don't have an accurate record of when I made a specific project.  It would do me well to pay more attention!



1 comment:

  1. Beautiful quilting!!! I just love the shoe quilt and what I can see of the one on the machine; it is gorgeous!!