Somewhere in the neighborhood of 10 years ago, Jackie Muehlstein told me I should get a Juki TL98Q extended bed sewing machine to quilt my creations. Up to that point, all I ever made was wallhangings. Well, I took her advice; and I have been quilting up a storm ever since. I also should mention that Jackie has long been my quilting idol. She is one of the best! This quilt was one of the first ones I quilted on the Juki. It is designed by Piece 'O Cake and called Everyday Best after the designer's grandmother's china. I made two crucial errors on this quilt. I did the applique with fusible web. It's stiff and will allow the edges to fray a little when washed. This was before I knew how to do the interfacing turned applique edge method that I use today. Another mistake was to use heavy thread to quilt. It created what I call a "thready" quilt. This thread was a 3 ply 50 weight of inferior quality to today's threads. I never let this thick thread near my Juki these days. I also refuse to do quilting that is so extensive it overshadows the fabrics. Just enough is enough. Actually, this quilt also has one wavy edge. I have learned a tremendous amount since I made this one. I will say, I was pretty fearless in my beginning days!
All that said, this is still a stunning quilt. The colors are fantastic. Designs I really love, I will make a second time. I have the foundations ready to make another one minus the mistakes. Of course, that will be after I complete a pile of works in progress.