Monday, May 23, 2011

It's a Beautiful Morning. . .

but the afternoon and evening are predicted to be ugly, really ugly.   If you are the one who made Mother Nature angry, please apologize so that we can get some good weather with no more disasters.  Our prayers go up for those affected by last night's tornado.

It was a wonderful weekend.  Friday night I decided to begin quilting on the Teddy Bear quilt. I was using my EuroPro machine with a variegated thread from Connecting Threads.  I've had problems with this brand of thread before, but not quite this bad.  I got maybe 15 stitches, and then the thread would break.  So, I would cut off the frayed edge, rethread the machine, and start again.  Over and over.  Finally I pushed the table aside, and said it just wasn't worth the frustration and would start fresh Saturday morning.  Saturday morning, we moved my work station to the back deck.  Different machine, different bobbin thread, same top thread.  Same problem.  I got so mad that I yanked the quilt out from under the needle, and tore a hole in it.  So, the teddy bear quilt has met an untimely end.  It's now in the pile to finish some day with different top thread.

But that meant I needed another quilt for the Saddle Up (which is Saturday) since I had promised 4 quilts.  I went to the sewing room to get the fabric to make a 6-hour quilt in Steeler fabrics.  And what did I find, but 14 blocks for a quilt that were already finished.  So I gathered up fabric for sashing and cornerstones, and headed out with my cutting mat,  rotary cutter, and ruler.  By 3:30 yesterday afternoon, I had a quilt put together and quilted.  So now, I have 4 quilts to put binding on by Saturday.  Since I will be applying the binding by machine, I think it will happen.  Photos will be coming next week, if not sooner.  Have a good week.

2 comments:

Nancy said...

oh my...sometimes thread and machine and quilt just do not like each other... glad you found those blocks all ready to go.. wish I was closer, i would come help you hand sew some binding...

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