Thursday, March 14, 2013

Tension trouble and a few pics from the Dallas Show

I put the quilt on the frame late Tuesday night and started quilting it. I'm having tension trouble and then I broke a needle. I decided it was time to stop so I changed the needle and turned off my machine.  I was going to work on it last night but instead went over to a friend's house for advice. She loaned me her TOWA gauge and  a gauge for the top thread too. She also gave me some bobbin thread to try and some other thread to work with too.  I was going to go home and work with my machine last night but when I got home, my husband was there and I had to cook for him. So, tonight, I plan on checking my tension with the gauges and see if I can figure out the problem.  Tension is a big issue with these machines and I'll be glad when I have enough time to play with my machine to figure it out. 

 I did forget to show you the pictures I took at the Dallas Quilt show, sorry about that. I didn't take too many as I forgot my camera. I took a few with my phone so here are the ones I took. 

                                   A friend of mine made this one and another friend quilted it for her. 

I like owls, what can I say?!

This was a study in Taupe fabrics. Beauiful quilting on this one too.

This modern quilt was great. A color wheel made from Libery of London fabrics and if you click on it you can see some of the great quilting on it.

This is a Memorial Quilt. It belonged to a friend of mine that lost her fight with cancer last year.  She was an Engineer and she made this quilt in honor of her Father about 10 years ago. She won a ribbon on this one and was very proud of this quilt.  RIP, my friend, I miss you.

I like hexagons and I thought this one was great working with all the hexagon shapes.

I love Twister quits and I thought this one was cute.

I liked the cat on this one.  Too cute.

I took this one for the quilting but sorry to say you couldn't see too much of it...

This one was just like looking at a picture, the details were amazing.

I hope you have had a good week and have had a chance to sew. Til next time, happy quilting!


Lesley said...

Thanks for the quilt show! Great pics!

Jackie said...

Great pics from the show! It was a good one this year.
Good luck on the tension. Sometimes it is a combination of things and you just have to play with it.

Jenny Watson said...

These are looking superb and mind blowing thank you very much for all the effort which you did for us.

Villas in Tuscany

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the quilt photos - I think the twister was my favorite, too.

Hope you get the tension problems worked out.

Kate said...

Beautiful quilts, thanks for sharing. Your friend's quilt is amazing. So sorry she wasn't there to enjoy the ribbon.

Anonymous said...

Gosh, what a lot of variety! Thanks for sharing the pictures. Hope you have worked out the tension.

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