I finally got something totally finished. I have been working on a table runner for my daughter-in-law for awhile. My goal was to have it completed in time for us to take it down to Arkansas for her birthday--mission accomplished!
Since my new Juki sit-down quilting machine was delivered, I hadn't had any time to play with it. I was home for a little bit, so I thought I'd give it a go. I know it will take a lot of practice and some getting used to, but I have a few complaints. I had trouble with the tension. I'd get it to a point where I thought it was fixed, and I'd have trouble with it again. That happened throughout my whole quilting session--very frustrating. The other complaint is that I can't find out where to lower the pressure on the presser foot. Maybe it doesn't do that. I had trouble getting over anywhere that several seams meet. If I could reduce the pressure, I think that would help. Anyone know anything about these two probems? Of course, there was lots I loved about the machine--nice stitch, lots of table room, lots of room from the needle to the machine head. Quilting is MUCH easier; there is WAY less pulling and pushing the quilt around.
Anyway, I persisted and finished the table runner. I'm hoping I get LOTS better with my Juki, but (all in all) the table runner looks pretty good. I hope she likes it.