I decided on a vintage gray stripe for my alternate blocks and got this little quilt loaded up.
I purchased these pattern boards a while back and had yet to try them. I thought if I only used half the lines, I could get a chevron pattern. And you can! Except, that I have lots of wobbles.
I decided the wobbles would be less noticeable if I used the complete pattern. It is. But it is still more noticeable than I would like. It looks much better in photos than in real life!
I think the problem is, that this is a big, heavy machine. I had my HQ Avante when I purchased this setup. It was made for that smaller, lighter machine. It worked beautifully on that. The stylus setup fits my bigger HQForte, but because it is a bigger, heavier machine, it has a lot more momentum when it gets moving. So patterns like this with a lot of quick changes in direction mean wobbles. Baptist Fans with long sweeping curves work just fine.
On a happier note, I did find this fun vintage fabric in my stash for the backing.
I always try to use new patterns on my own quilts first. I thought I might use this on a Quilt of Valor, but I am not happy enough with the results to do that. So another happy ending here, is that I didn’t ruin anyone else’s quilt!
I will finish the quilting, then bind and wash before I make my final judgement.
Have a great day!