Yep Yep...here it is folks! I am finally using the Tin Lizzie 18 that I purchased about 4 years ago. I have never ONCE gotten this machine to work correctly!
While driving home from our trip last week, I decided that enough was enough and picked up the phone to call and see if the longarm guy could come the next day and figure out why this machine doesnt want to work correctly. He said he could come, so the next day we spent 3 hours tinkering with my Longarm. He said that we need to order a sensor to get the "Lizzie Stitch" working but he got me going with the manual stitch which is just fine for me, I can do loopy loops and stipple and swirls..perfect! So, the next day, I spent almost 5 hours loading and quilting this quilt below which is my Scrappy Block Lotto Geese pattern.
I did loopy loops, the thread broke many many times probably because I used a vintage sheet for backing. But all in all, I think it turned out ok, I am proud of it!
that I have had for almost4 years and have only done ONE quilt on! I fight and I fight and
I cuss out this longarm constantly, its so frustrating!
Its a newer model Tin Lizzie 18. Since I am waiting
once again for more parts to make the regulated stitch work, I am stuck in manual stitching mode which is fine for loopy loops and stipple and meander...but I cant get the tension right...
So here I was sewing right along thinking it looks great....ON THE TOP...when I advanced the roller,
I was faced with multiple loops and eyelashes (which I think we all know what that looks like!) !! I ripped out this quilt TWICE! I detest ripping...I think I have mentioned that before...anyways, I take it one day and one hour at a time. I will get all 30 of my quilt tops quilted eventually....thats the plan anyways!
And this is why piecing is my favorite part of quilting! If only I were rich, I could afford to send every last one of my quilt tops to a longarmer...ahhhh well, live and learn!!
Michelle over at "Quilts From my Crayon Box" blog is having a great giveaway! Check it out here: http://quiltsfrommycrayonbox.blogspot.com/2014/07/classic-metal-company-barn-quilts.html You could win one of these great barn blocks or a cool ruler holder!!!
Ya Ya Ya, I know, I am a bit behind on this one...I had all the best intentions of keeping up and then as usual, all sorts of yummy quilty inspiration hits me square between the eyes on a daily basis and this got shoved to the back burner...
This is the 4th block I have finished in the "& Sew On" BOM with Kristy of Quiet Play from last year. They are all paper pieced and so fun to make...
The patterns are all available on Craftsy...go check them out!!