by pennifold 18 May 2018

Hi Cuties, whilst my Husqvarna is in getting a facelift!! he he he! (the Fix, Stop and Go button were flashing on and off) I decided to do some more of my quilt on the Brother Quattro as I can only sew them out on this machine.


I know Betsey is interested in this! So I've done 4 white squares with the blue thread. Now this is the blue thread I only bought last Thursday at the show I went to for that pillow case top I did. Well I've had lots of breakages again, so I slowed the machine down to only 350 stitches per minute and used a 90/14 needle and the machine liked it better, so the more intricate design took over 2 hours. The feather one only took an hour as I sewed them twice.

Once I felt it was behaving I put it up to 600 stitches per minute, but decided against putting it to the 1000 stitches per minute. Anyway, I've done 4 - only 21 more to go!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love Chris

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by noah 29d ago

Love them for sure hugs!!!

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pennifold by pennifold 29d ago

Hi Carolyn,
Thanks for commenting. Love Chris

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by powellrh 29d ago

These look lovely! Did you use the scuba fabric that so many of the designs lately uses or did you stitch them out on cotton?

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pennifold by pennifold 29d ago

Hi, I always use cotton for my quilts. This is a lovely fine weight. Love Chris

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by toogie 29d ago

Pretty, pretty, pretty...will be a work of heART when you're finished.

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pennifold by pennifold 29d ago

Thanks so much Toogie, I hope so. Love Chris

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by basketkase 29d ago

Beautifully done, Chris...…...

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pennifold by pennifold 29d ago

Thanks Vicki, Love Chris

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by jrob Moderator 19 May 2018

It promises to be a masterpiece!

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pennifold by pennifold 29d ago

Hi Jerrilyn, I hope so! Love Chris

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by shirley124 18 May 2018

Beautiful. Hugs

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pennifold by pennifold 18 May 2018

Thanks so much Shirley, love Chris

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by katydid 18 May 2018

You are fortunate to have a back up. My back up machine, Bernina 185, is so old that I am not sure I can get a design transferred from my laptop to it. You have to use a cable or a reader card and magic box is obsolete. It does not have a USB port, but it does sew quite beautifully so I use it for sewing. You know , you may have been wise to hold on to your embroidery machine instead of trading it in. last year I missed stitching Mother's, Father's Day and 4th of July because my machine was in the shop. Kay

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pennifold by pennifold 18 May 2018

Oh! I am so sorry Kay that your baby was in repairs for so long! It's always good to have a back up machine though isn't it? Love Chris

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by brendalea 18 May 2018

Sure is going to be pretty once it is all stitched out. Happy Stitching

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pennifold by pennifold 18 May 2018

Thanks Brenda, I hope so! Love Chris

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by sonjapotgieter 18 May 2018

Stunning designs ..Fantastic job done,,Gorgeous!!!

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pennifold by pennifold 18 May 2018

Thanks Sonja, still a long way to go though! Love Chris

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by pennyhal2 18 May 2018

This is magnificent quilt! That blue and white combo really gives it an elegant look. I'm anxious to see the rest of the blocks...and, of course, the finished quilt!

As much as I love my new machine, it too sometimes needs tweaking. What is "automatic" sometimes means a"utomatic with adjustments."

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pennifold by pennifold 18 May 2018

Hi Penny, if you go back through my pictures on the PROJECTS tab under my name you will see the Navy ones I've done. Love Chris

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by dailylaundry 18 May 2018

This is simply so elegant! Well done! Hugs, Laura

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pennifold by pennifold 18 May 2018

Thanks Laura, I hope it will be when finished. Love Chris

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by graceandham edited 18 May 2018

When Fix, Stop and Go don't work it's time to change machines and plans. This reminds us that it is SOOOO lovely to have a second machine. The four squares are lover-ly, lover-ly, lover-ly.

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pennifold by pennifold 18 May 2018

Hi Betsey, I thought the same, but Maarten said it can be fixed. He's waiting on parts. I wait with baited breath! Love Chris

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by cooperal 18 May 2018

The blue on white is so delicate looking. I love it and I have some Stitch Delight designs. They do sew out very well. Thanks for sharing these squares. Will take awhile, but will be interesting to see a post on the completed project. Blessings, Avis

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pennifold by pennifold 18 May 2018

You are right Avis, it's a project I do when I have spare time! Love Chris

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by crafter2243 Moderator 18 May 2018

Great job. This will be a fantastic quilt

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pennifold by pennifold 18 May 2018

I hope so Angie, I just love navy and white. Love Chris

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by dragonflyer 18 May 2018

Beautiful, Chris...soooo do you plan to mix these in with the ones you did with the blue fabric and white thread or ???

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pennifold by pennifold 18 May 2018

Yes, Kim, that's the plan! Love Chris

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by kustomkuddle 18 May 2018

Very nice. It will be beautiful when you are finished!

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pennifold by pennifold 18 May 2018

I hope so too Debbie, love Chris

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by lbrow 18 May 2018

I love this Chris!

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pennifold by pennifold 18 May 2018

Thanks Miss Lillian, me too! I hope I get it finished! Love Chris

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by Indianlady 18 May 2018

Beautiful, lot of stitching when the quilt is finished.

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pennifold by pennifold 18 May 2018

Yes, it is and metres of thread! Love Chris

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by gerryvb 18 May 2018

wow, very pretty !!

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pennifold by pennifold 18 May 2018

Thanks Gerry, I think so too. Love Chris

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by mariagiannina 18 May 2018

Very nice Chris!!

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pennifold by pennifold 18 May 2018

Thanks Maria. Love Chris

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by jgwatchorn 18 May 2018

Have you tried loosening your top tension a bit,
I like your designs. Janette

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pennifold by pennifold 18 May 2018

Hi Janette, I've never touched the tension on this machine. I'll have to have a look at the Instruction booklet. Love Chris

dragonflyer by dragonflyer 18 May 2018

I don't mess with the bobbin tension on my Ellisimo, but frequently change the top tension depending upon the thread, fabric or design...it is very easy to set it back to the "default" for the machine so you really can't mess it up...

pennifold by pennifold 18 May 2018

Thanks for your input Kim. Love Chris

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