I've finally made some progress again on the sunshine quilt! After much hesitation, I managed to select some backing fabric; piece the backing to make it wide enough; baste it and make a start on quilting it.
This is the biggest project that I have tried quilting and I decided to have a play and try different FMQ techniques on different squares of the quilt. Its fun playing around and seeing how different things look. So far I've done stippling, feathers and pebbles. Not too sure about the pebbles but the rest looks halfway respectable.
The only problem is that my machine is playing up. It is not enjoying my attempts at Free Motion Quilting (FMQ) and for every 3 times that the needle goes in, it is only making about 1 stitch. Its VERY frustrating!
I know that the answer is to get my machine serviced, but to be honest I'm not sure that its worth it (my machine is pretty basic). With several other big costs hanging over our heads I fear that a new sewing machine for me will be our lowest priority.
Oh decisions decisions, why does everything boil down to money?!?
I'm linking up with WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced.