Well, I think I'm going to to throw in the towel.
I don't usually do that, but this time, I'm just going to admit defeat.
Remember back in December when I got my Janome 1600P? I thought it was going to be the answer to all my FMQ woes! Don't we all go in starry-eyed and silly????
Well, I've had lots of problems with it, and I'm sure that most of them are on my end, but I think this baby would do better on a frame. My hands just don't move fast enough to compensate for the problems I'm having.
So, I've decided to trade her in for a Jonome 6600 or a Janome Horizon 7700. Any opinions on the better machine?
I will probably only use it for FMQ.
I LOVE Bernina, but in order to get a decent harp space, I would have to spend LOTS of bucks.
PLUS, I demoed one the other day and I found that the stitch regulator couldn't keep up with me because I move my quilts quickly. I'm past the stage of being afraid of it.
I would just like to be able to start a quilt, get the tension set, and finish without having to contend with a bunch of thread breaks.
I have SO many UFOs that I just want to get finished up without a lot of fuss, and I find when I'm quilting on my 1600, I'm tense...always waiting for the thread to break. Just when I get myself nice and relaxed...you guessed it...I have a thread break. It's so frustrating!
Anyway...I'm going to go to my dealer and see what she has to show me. I may even take in a quilt that's basted and ready to go.
For Design Wall Monday, I finished quilting a quilt for my aunt that I just found out has breast cancer. I hope she'll be able to use it when she's in chemo. She's always cold and I know the chemo rooms can sometimes be really cold.
This is a quilt that I designed as I went along, as you can see. I LOVE blue and yellow. It's so cheerful!
I just have to get it bound and I'll send it off to her.
Hope you all have a quilty day.