My neighbors back door, with a huge drift OVER the fence and right against her back door!
Huge drift (can't even see). Getting into garage is impossible for now. Homes are close together - finding somewhere to put snow is an issue.
To self -- Remember to send a Thank You to the Bulldozer angel who wouldn't accept pay for clearing out the back driveway, and another Thank You to the family who cleared off the snow several days earlier, from the previous snow. We have wonderful friends and neighbors, even if we don't know them.
OK, Quilt-y stuff now. I am working on a light/dark zig zag, 60 degree triangle quilt inspired by Bonnie Hunter (free pattern on her site). This is one of 5 projects, made from the box of scraps given to me. I am proud of ME for using the gift. And there is still more left over - perhaps a 6th project?
Here is how I'm quilting the sides and the light triangles. The lights are ruler work, the darks are more traditional (free-form) quilting. It's taking a LONG time, even with this minimal quilting.
Below - a proper ruler (left one) for Machine Quilting on a DSM, and my standard quilting ruler. Since my quilting foot does not hop, and because of some interference with machine hardware, the slimmer "wrong" ruler works well, while the "proper" ruler is less used. I also replaced the larger, easier to handle screw that holds the foot on. The replacement is very small, making ruler usage visually easier but I'd better not drop it while screwing that tiny thing in place.
Below - The mess under the needle. I have 3-4 rows MQ'ed. Slow going with that ruler work, but I'm still a beginner. I've succumbed to frequent unstitching. Solution seems to be where I position the ruler - on the seam or off the seam.
Triangles seem to invite these wedge lines. I am drawing the lines with a Frixion pen. They come out with the iron. Seems like double work to draw them, then use the ruler to stitch them. Stitching them without the ruler ALMOST produces the same line. mmmm gotta work on that.