Wednesday, April 22, 2015

WIP Wednesday - Wee Wiggler Test Run

Wee Wiggler got her first test run this week.  It was an interesting experience.  Need to work on getting her levelled, and one of the bars needs to be adjusted.  But all in all, I am pleased with the result.

Charity Baby Quilt

Here's a closeup of the stippling:

Not bad for a first attempt

I had hoped to get the binding (thinking Kona Chartreuse) done for tomorrow night's Bee meeting, but sadly life got the better of me.  Tomorrow night is collection night for all the charity quilts that we have been making.  This one will have to go in the next round of quilts.

Val from Purple Boots and Pigtails shared the story of how Wee Wiggler got her name.

My sister named her that... she is not a sewist.  She learned to machine applique last spring and has since called my sewing machine The Edgy Thing. Ever after she pleaded with me to allow her to do the wiggling (quilting-think stipples) on the frame. She would say "you make the flimsies and I'll wiggle them". And henceforth the quilting machine became known as the Wiggly Thing. When I started nattering on about the new long arm we started to refer to them as the Wee Wiggler and the Giant Wiggler.

I'll respect sister Purple Boots and continue with the name of Wee Wiggler.


Linking up with:
Let's Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts

WIP Wednesday @ Freshly Pieced


9 comments:

  1. Great job! I haven't tried FMQing yet...maybe someday!

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  2. Looks great, Anja :) How long did it take you compared to using your sewing machine? I'm sure you must be over the moon having fun with Wee Wiggler :) I cannot wait to see other quilts that you'll do :)

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  3. Ah yes... Sister PurpleBoots needs a bit of respecting.... she too shares your birthday! And us gals need to stick together!
    You did a great job on your first...way better job on your wiggles than my first.

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  4. Super jealous! Your wiggles are wonderful.

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  5. It looks great! You have so much fun ahead of you. Thanks for sharing that great story of how Wee Wiggler got its name!

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  6. It's bad luck to change the name of a vessel, so perhaps the same holds true for sewing/quilting machines. In any case, a fine tale and a great first go round on the machine!

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  7. Wow! Your wiggling turned out beautifully, Anje. I can't believe that was your first go! Thanks for sharing the story of how the Wee Wiggler got it's name. I wouldn't change it either. She probably wouldn't come when called if you started calling her something else.

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