I won the battle with the Bernina.
Although I did have to change the top thread before I went completely mental. The machine clearly didn’t like the thread I was trying to use for quilting – a very old Madeira rayon thread which I’ve used before and got away with and which I’m still determined to use up somehow (as I have about another 100 spools of it from a thread-selling venture in another life many moons ago…..) . Anyway, switching the top thread to a cotton one for the last third meant that I could finish the quilting without finishing off my sanity.
So here she is in all her glory..my second Stitch Tease quilt.
There were sizing issues with the blocks, which I remedies as best I could, but which mean there are some slightly chopped off points, but a blind man wouldn’t notice from a hundred yards so I’m not getting worked up about them either. I’m really pleased with how this turned out – it’s such a bright and happy quilt – and many thanks to the Stitch Tease girls for their lovely blocks!
I love finishing quilts – this one more than most because just in time it means that my fabric use for this year is a whole 6 yards more than my fabric purchases – I’m polishing my halo!!!