Turkey Tracks: June 20, 2017
A Completed Quilt Project
Becca Babb Brott has worked for about two years on this HUGE Jen Kingwell quilt. Becca combined THREE of Kingwell’s patterns into this king-size quilt–which she then quilted on my long arm. One pattern is “Gypsy Wife,” but I don’t know the other two patterns.
There was drama with the long arm, of course. I was using needles that were too light, and one broke, throwing off the machine’s timing. It was way, way overdue for a check-up, so off it went to Sanborn Sewing Machine. Those folks are beyond terrific. The break occurred just before our Coastal Quilters’ retreat in Kennebunkport, so I was able to drop off the machine where the staff fixed it for me in a narrow window they had on Friday.
When you have to move a long-arm head, poles have to come down, which means a quilt has to be taken off said poles, etc. When we got everything back, we were able to painlessly put everything back together, and off Becca went, sewing away. Hmmm. After a few tension adjustments however…
Here are some other pics, made when she showed it to Coastal Quilters’ members.