I tried quilting the rail fence last night and achieved a level of frustration that is very rare for me. My feed dogs didn’t like how heavy an 8 foot blanket was to pull through. I had issues with the space between the needle and the motor. I have 8 inches of space on my old machine. When you have 4 feet of quilt rolled up in that space, things get very tight. I have not experienced this before. My frustration completely overwhelmed me and I gave up.
I should have gone to yoga to get my zen back but I had already missed the last class of the night. And to add to my stress, my Internet was messed up last night and I spent time with tech support to fix it. Had to reconfigure the modem and router after a storm we had and fix an IP address issue.
I have enjoyed the cutting and piecing together of this beast but the quilting has left a sour taste in my mouth.
Tonight, I will double check my pinning and then I will work on it in quarters to complete it for it’s owner who I know is patiently waiting for it. Sorry Tork. I know it’s a bit late. Almost there.
How do you overcome frustration in the quilting process and what drives you to continue when you hit a wall?