Monday, September 10, 2007

Today's progress

I ordered a TOWA tension gauge for my longarm which arrived Saturday. I'm hoping it will help me set the tension on the machine without having to play with it so much. Today's quilt wasn't much of a test since it had a flannel back which always helps with tension as there's a thicker quilt sandwich for the stitches to hide in.

After testing the bobbin with the guage, I only had one small adjustment to the top tension and everything was good! This is a donation quilt that will go to my Mom's church - Mom and I pieced this top on my visit to VA in May. It's quilted with a pantograph - Popcorn from Willow Leaf Studio.

I'm also making slow progress on the String hearts. The light wasn't the best but I thought I'd share a photo anyway.

15 comments:

Hedgehog said...

I love those colorful hearts!

meggie said...

Lovely, Lovely!!

Vicki W said...

You will love that TOWA - it's the best tool I have ever purchased. I never have problems with tension anymore. It also helped me identify 2 warped bobbins.

Mama Koch said...

I love flannel backed quilts. The hearts are really cute. Can't wait to see that one quilted.

cher said...

another new setting...great! love the donation quilt you and your mom worked on.

JudyL said...

Love the hearts! You are so productive!!

Randi said...

I just commented on Judy's blog yesterday about how productive she is...you are, too! You guys amaze me at how much you get accomplished. I love to visit your blog.

swooze said...

I love the hearts for heartstrings quilt!

Julie aka "Quilt Diva" said...

Hope your tension issues go away. And just fyi - my friend Chris took delivery of her Circle Lord today (thanks for your answers a while back)...

Judy said...

Very cool Mary!

atet said...

Wow! Have you been busy! I didn't think it had been that long since I had read blogs -- but, wow. The quilting you have been doing is beautiful -- and your drunkard's path doll quilt is just fantastic!

Alisa said...

I like those string hearts!

Alisa said...

I like those string hearts!

Deb said...

The hearts look great!! Hope your tension woes will be a thing of the past now.

idahospud said...

Gah! Those quilts are tooooo cute, and very inspiring! I"ve been staring at the block on the church quilt--is that a Courthouse Steps?

Be sure to post when you get the String Hearts quilted. I love what you've go so far!

Good job!