I got a quilt on the new frame. I decided on one of my smaller tops. I bought this one from Bill Volckening At Wonkyworld.
It is an early 20th century top, machine pieced, with an interesting variety of fabrics. It is not totally flat or square so that made it a bit of a challenge to load onto the frame. The instructions don’t include how to work around irregularities but I think I have that worked out now. Almost all the quilting I do is vintage and antique tops and they are never square or totally flat so this will be the case with most of the quilts that end up on the frame. you can see that it is not flat in the frame but it will not be a problem to “quilt out” the bumps.
Here are a few pictures of the top. (click to enlarge)
Since the top is very Free-form I decided to do quilting that is also Free-form. I am doing a Baptist Fan/ elbow quilting, with no marking just quilting as I go by eye. I only have a bit of it done but now that I started it wont be long before I get carried away and quilt like mad. I just have to remember to keep working on a few of the others that are started as well!
Anyway here is the start. (click pictures to enlarge)
I will post again about the progress, and the batting, and the thread, and the needles, etc soon, but for now back to work.