|See the drive shaft w/NO hook assembly or bobbin case?|
|Blue LAVA top thread being yanked to the back in BIG looong loops on this Quilt of Valor|
|Notice just how sporadic the stitching is - looks good for awhile and then BLAM - blue pukey thread all over the place...|
|Not a pretty sight on the left! Notice the 'swirls' in the middle that were quilted AFTER the hook assemblies were swapped - what a huge difference...|
|Multiple scratches and dings can bee seen near the top - |
no wonder she was looping and puking thread!
|Miss Betty I gives her ALL|
|Checking the 'new' stitching w/old hook assembly swapped for Miss Betty II - looking good!|
|Now that's what good stitches should look like, right?|
|Miss Betty II will now stitch 'right to left' w/NO skipped/shredded stitches!|
And of course, this 'intended' Quilt of Valor will need to be replaced with another, since the stitching on this one is completely unacceptable and will most certainly NOT meet QOVF Standards of Excellence. However, it will serve as a gentle reminder ALL Miss Betty I & II and I have been through together these past few months...Whew!
In the meantime - we're quilting and Quilting and QUILTING away ;-)
Time to get back to it - we've got a QOV Competition quilt to finish up by Monday!