Sunday, May 10, 2009

Finally Done!

I finally finished "My" quilt this afternoon, thank heaven! Hubby checked the machine after I took the quilt out and checked the timing. It was just fine, what he found was alot of fuzz in the bobbin case. I clean it out every time I wind a new bobbin and put it in but there still is quite a bit. Do any of you have that problem too? He thinks that is what is causing my problems. Perma Core thread is what I use and have for 10 years now. I have also used Bottom Line thread but thought it was so thin that it would break easier.
I would appreciate any feedback, I really want to get to the bottom of my problem. Below is a closer view of the quilting. The pattern I used was Field Of Flowers and it fit the quilt perfectly. :D
The next quilt I will work on is now in the machine and ready for me to start on tomorrow so now I am off to get the binding made. Hope everyone had a fun and productive weekend!

19 comments:

Angela said...

Your quilt is beautiful, Carol! I love the colors! And the quilting is perfect for it!

Christine said...

I love the quilt looks great. I am still a beginner long armer but I use Rasant in my bobbin.

Were do you get your pantos? Would love to add some more to my collection.

cheers
Christine

lesthook said...

I love the colors of your quilt. And the quilting is really nice.

Jean said...

Very pretty quilt and quilting...I use Signature thread in my machine, but there is always a lot of lint when I change the bobbin too.

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Carol---sorry hun, but I don't have any info for you regarding your lint trouble. I am still working through some of my grandmother's threads; I also use the Essential Threads (Connecting Threads) and some cones from MaxiLock (??). A typical amount of lint is created from all of these; none more-so than the other.

The quilt looks "fun!"

WhiteStone said...

Lovely quilt and the quilting pattern is perfect for these fabrics. I do MQing on my old 1940s black Singer and have the clean the bobbin area often. Thread choice may be one reason but I think perhaps the needle tends to punch batt fiber down into the bobbin area. Just a guess, tho, as I've never heard anyone else mention it.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Lovely colors and the quilting is a perfect match for the quilt.

sewmeow said...

Beautiful quilt and love the design you chose for the quilting.
Yup! we all fight the linty bobbin thread area, and that is just part of it! I am making bags/totes/purses right now, and that is a much smaller project than our quilts. I still have to clean out the bobbin area after every bag I finish! I use a good quality cotton thread too.

Sandy's Show & Tell Quilts said...

Morning, yes, I too have a lint problem. I think that it is the nature of the beast: cotton fibers from the quilt and cotton fibers from the thread. I have tried some of the lines that say they have less lint but the thread breaks way too much!

Beautiful quilt.

Sandy

Piecefulafternoon said...

Lovely quilt!!!!

Jan said...

Love the quilt. Sampler quilts are fun to do with so many different blocks.

Quilt Hollow said...

Lovely quilt and quilting! I use some permacore and signature...both leave a good amount of lint. I clean out the bobbin area with each change of the bobbin. Also...I love Sew Fine thread and use that....I've noticed much less build up in the bobbin area AND alot more winds on the bobbin so less changes there too!

Ruthie said...

Beautiful Quilt! I use primarily Permacore and clean the lint from the bobbin area with each bobbin change.

Danielle said...

The quilt is beautiful, love the spring fresh feel it gives.

I love Aurifil thread. It is pricey, but I find it leaves WAY less lint and thread than other brands that I've tried. The larger spools have 1300 yds for around $10 in my area.

Sara said...

That quilt is beautiful! I love the colors!

~blue~ said...

looks great! glad you finally were able to get it done and outta there :)

Lori said...

Beautiful. The soft colors make me want to get comfortable and wrap myself up in it.

Dr. Quiltmom said...

Super job love the peaceful colors. I also love the OTR. I like handstiching the binding too. but it is not my favorite part.

Brenda said...

Your quilt is beautiful. You did a wonderful job.