Friday, September 4, 2020

APQ's UFO Challenge 2020 - May Finish

HAPPY SEPTEMBER! How come it's September already? That means we are heading towards summer (this side of the globe) AND Christmas! 

Thank you everyone for your comments on my previous post! I intended to make a few more blocks, but that did not happen. Instead I've made some mug rugs, but that is for another post.

As mentioned earlier, I worked on UFO's during the lock-down.

Here's Quiltsy Team and APQ's UFO Challenge 2020; #12 - May challenge (my UFO list #12)

Scrappy Star Batik Lap Quilt, finished May 3, 2020. The photo is not the best; too much light from the window makes the colors look washed out on the left corner.

I enjoyed working with these bright colors

Closeup of the star

Lots of yummy bright colors! 

For the back I have used a light blue batik.

I can't figure out what the problem was while quilting it; lots of skipped stitches that almost drove me nuts! I tried needles from 75/11 (as I usually use) to 90/14, (I always use a new needle), re-threaded several times, checked thread tension, Masterpiece quilting thread, a bucket with swear words! I'm quite sure the devil was sitting on my shoulder laughing his head off! lol Well, in the end I did finish it! 
Today's question; do you have skipped stitches issues while free motion quilting batik quilts on a domestic machine and how do you solve the problem? My sewing machine is Bernina Aurora 440 QE.


APQ & QUILTSY TEAM UFO CHALLENGE per September 3, 2020.

#1 - Log Cabin #1 (my list #13) April - FINISHED!
#2 - PSQ / Pinwheel Lap Quilt (my list #10) January - FINISHED!
#3 - Scrappy 2" strips lap quilt (my list #15) ?? - FINISHED! photos missing
#4 - Black/White Wall Hanging (my list #7) 
#5 - Deer Log Cabin TT (my list #17) July - FINISHED! photos missing
#6 - Nifty Nurses WH (my list #3) ?? FINISHED! photos missing
#7 - Log Cabin bed quilt (my list #18) March - FINISHED!
#8 - Snowman village WH (my list #9) August - partly finished
#9 - Log Cabin bed quilt #2 (my list #14) February - FINISHED! 
#10 - Snowman Village WH Attic Window (my list #8) September - partly finished
#11 - Scrappy 1" bed quilt (my list #16) June - FINISHED!
#12 - Star batik lap quilt (my list #12) May - FINISHED! 

My UFO for July is finished as well, yet to take photos.
UFO's for August & September are partly finished. I ordered beads from the UK in July. Still haven't got them due to Covid-19, closed borders and no regular flights.