I totally deserve a gold star for finishing this one!
I (foolishly) thought this would be a quick finish. I loaded it on the longarm and set off to make large wavy lines across the quilt. Within minutes my thread shredded... not just a simple break, but a big gnarly nest of shredded thread. I regrouped and started again... another shredded thread. One more try and it shredded again. I called my rep and she offered a few more suggestions... more shredded thread. She came by the house and tried a few more things... more shredded thread.
In the end we tried: re-threading the top, re-threading the bottom, new needle, new needle from another package/shipment, moved the thread from the right spindle to the left spindle, another cone of the same thread, a cone of different thread, a new bobbin, a new bobbin case, checked top thread tension, checked bottom tension... I finally took the machine in for a little check-up. And I'm happy to report that it is fixed and ready for me to pick up tomorrow!
In the meantime I wanted to finish up this quilt. So I pin basted it before taking it off the frame and quilted it on my Janome. It was a little rough going... I'm out of practice, I didn't pin-baste nearly enough, and thanks to a couple of holes in the border fabric (from ripping out stitches) I had to trim it down just a bit. But it is finished!
Quilt Top & Binding: Boutique by Chez Moi for Moda
Backing Fabric: (unknown) solid
Pattern: Jelly Roll Race AKA 1600 Quilt
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