One Monthly Goal – May 2020

I was so close at completing my April goal, but then my machine did all the acting up you don’t want to see. Threads breaking, tension problems, eye lashes on bottom, tight stitches on top. I cleaned & oiled the machine, changed out the needle, rethreaded everything several times, replaced the bobbin, filled a new bobbin, changed out top thread. And it just got worse. This went on for 2 frustrating days.What was I missing? Finally I just walked away.

Several days later, I go tackle the problem again. Rethread everything again, put in a new needle again, work with top and bobbin tension again, and tada! It is finally running smoothly after an hour or so of fiddling! I have no idea what exactly was the issue with the machine, I’m just glad it finally cooperated!

My May goal will be to finish quilting  Curve It Up, pattern by Sew Kind of Wonderful.

Here are some close ups of a few blocks -

Rail Fence

Churn Dash

Saw Tooth Star. Blocks are 16″ square.

What’s left to quilt is the Saw Tooth Star above, sashing, and 3 borders.

Sure hope the machine is happy this month!

Linking to One Monthly Goal hosted by Patty of Elm Street Quilts.


4 Responses to “One Monthly Goal – May 2020”

  1. Jean McKinstry Says:

    They are all lovely but the last block, soft and gentle, my pick of them all. Machine problems, we do not need anything like that right now. My machine man lives in our same small town, so when I do the next session of sewing, might see if he can give the Bernina a tune up. It is going fine but seems to be a bit noisier, and he will have some spare time as he cannot travel to the next region right now to do the usual pick ups and deliveries he normally does.

  2. Karin Says:

    Those are some fun blocks! I hope your machine keeps behaving and you can finish it up!

  3. Roseanne Says:

    Hi Sharon! Well, isn’t that just SO annoying?!!! Having just experienced it myself with no resolution other than it went away – poof. WHY?!! How can we avoid it next time, I’d like to know. {{Hugs}} I feel your pain. ~smile~ Roseanne

  4. Patty Says:

    happy quilting! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.

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