Sunday, October 21, 2018

Mary Engelbreit Quilt

Another Retirement Quilt for someone who loves Mary!
You may be able to guess, it was a Costume Retirement Party

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Made with Mary Engelbreit fabrics.  Six inch squares with 2 inch sashing and cornerstones (unfinished measurements).  The plan was to quilt this on my Sunshine 16 but I could do nothing to get the tension right!  

I only had that night and the next day to complete it and every time I sewed 4 or 5 inches of free motion stitching, I had to pick it out.  You can imagine my frustration.  I fiddled with the tension endlessly!  As a last resort, I took apart the tension control and with irritation was pulling on the little wire thing and it sprang.  What did I do!   I had no hope of completing it on time for the party.  I would have to take the quilt to Idaho, where I have another quilting machine, and it would just have to be late.

 The situation was hopeless and I went to bed.  That night as I said my prayers, I included prayers for my machine and the tension control.  The next morning I got up and prayed some more and started puttering with the machine again, without much hope.  Lo and behold, it began to sew wonderfully and miraculously, the thread didn't break!

The stitching was so fine on front AND back!  I gave great thanks!

Darling Princess coworkers, Snow White, Cinderella, Moana, Pocahontus, Belle, and Jasmine.
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KaHolly said...

I’m so glad it worked out! I took apart my bobbin holder, a spring came out, and I never did figure out how to put it back in! The quilt came out just lovely. I have a stash of ME fabric in my closet. Someday it will make into a quilt. Hope it’s as pretty as yours!

Jack Suzen said...

This is amazing creative work. I appreciated your crafting ideas for DIY. I really love your blog. You always come up with new ideas.

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