The weather tweet for today from the local weather service was this: "Ewwwww...." That's all they said and it was an awful muggy buggy day. Stuck inside, I decided to pass the time playing with the new toy for the very first time.
Hmmmm....I can see there is going to be a rather steep learning curve with this free motion thing.
Uh, oh. That's the back. I've seen this before. Tension issues. Ugh.
Okay. I made some adjustments. My first try is on the right. Last try is on the left. That's progress. Time to quit while I'm ahead.
One issue I know I was having is with this knee operated foot lifter. I kept leaning on it and pulling up the foot while I was sewing which messes up the tension. Things got better when I took it off and lifted the foot the old fashioned way.
The whole thing was pretty stressful. After I packed it all away I took up what I know what I can do. Hand quilting may be slow but it's much easier on the nerves.