Despite the satisfying finish of my quilt top earlier in the week, this second half has been a little frustrating. I was anxious to get back to my fiber art Fantasy Garden piece to try out some free motion stitching with my new machine. I tested it when I bought it but with regular cotton thread. When I switched to my specialty threads such as a metallic or the heavier Superior thread, it wouldn't work at all. I don't mean acting up a bit either. The needle wouldn't even pick up the bobbin thread. After exhausting every conceivable problem, I switched to a finer rayon thread, which I got working although it would sometimes skip and break. I'm hoping to talk to a Pfafff rep tomorrow before I take it back in to the dealer where I bought it.
Today, I got out my old basic Pfaff, threaded it and got to work. Admittedly the rayon and polyester threads threads can be tricky, but I use them regularly with my older machines.
I'm pretty happy with some parts of this piece, especially the white raised areas that have become quite raised with the heavy quilting around them.
Have a nice Friday and a great weekend!