The good news? Eunice the long arm is up and running!!! Thank goodness, I was really in a panic for a few days there! I'm so impressed with APQS and how quickly they got that motor out to me - especially since I had the free shipping (which usually means - SLOW shipping) and it was the week of Thanksgiving. I didn't however realize the motor wouldn't be ready to install right out of the box - so that set me back about half a day, but I did get it installed and quilted for several hours yesterday without issue so I think *thank goodness* the problem is solved.
|My new super awesome RUNNING motor. :)|
In other news - since little machine quilting has been going on due to my down machine -I did pull out this quilt...
...and have been working on the finishing details. It has a few trouble areas that I want to correct before showing it anywhere. The biggest being that bias tape around the edge that I should have ripped off and reattached. Since I didn't...I had to think of a way to improve the wonky stitches...I had planned to either add cording or piping of some sort around it when I designed the quilt...but instead I have been adding seed beads....boy are they doing the trick! I don't know if I'll get it completely perfect and flawless ...but at least to where I can stand to look at it!
I love that the seed beads add a pretty sparkle and really add to the character of the quilt...if you click on the bottom photo of that bias tape edge you can see where the beading stops - and what an improvement they make to evening out the lines.
I am going to try to get this quilt finished for Lake Farm Park Quilts 2015 in Kirtland, Ohio - our local show that I have yet to enter...but if I cannot get it ready in time for the deadline I'll shoot for the NQA show in Columbus, Ohio.
Happy quilting all - and many more photos to come now that I can actually QUILT again!! :) I hope all who are in the States reading had a wonderful Thanksgiving!