Anyway, to make a long story short(er), I decided to give it one more try, but use my Bernina this time. First block, no thread breaks - 2nd block, no breaks - 3rd, still no breaks! Over the next few days I finished the whole quilt with ZERO machine problems!!! Like the ads say - "nothing sews like a Bernina". The only hard part was wrestling this heavy quilt through the small throat space. That's why I bought the Juki - there is more room for the quilt. Most of the time the Juki works great and I love it - but it has it's days... It obviously doesn't like the silks and bulkier necktie fabrics in this quilt, that's for sure!
So now I'm dreaming about the new Bernina 7 Series coming out in September. Ten Inches of Throat Space!!! They're not as expensive as the previous 8 Series, but still pretty pricey. But I can dream, can't I?
AAQI at the end of the exhibit. My entry is called "Dare to be Different". The squares are all 1 inch, and it's quilted with a 1/2" grid of straight lines, and the overall size of the quilt is 8 1/2" x 10 1/2". I really love how this one turned out.
Gmeiner Art Center. You'll be blown away by the quilts, I'm sure! See you there!