Hi everyone! I’m still here! I am officially 3 blocks behind on the Splendid Sampler but I finally can see the light at the end of the tunnel and I will be back at it tomorrow. Yay!
There’s not a lot to write about when I’m spending my free time quilting. I’ve come to realize it’s a lot more interesting to show something when I’m sewing the quilt top rather than the quilting itself for 2 reasons. One, I tend to repeat patterns so if you’ve seen it once, you’ve seen it a hundred times when it comes to my quilting. Second, it’s my weak point in the process, so my quilting isn’t as intricate or as interesting. It’s a process!
That being said….I usually use cones for quilting. But I was working with a new color palette and I didn’t have any thread on hand that really said “use me”. Off I went to the LQS and as it turns out, the perfect color was on one of those smaller spools of thread. I admit, I protested a bit when the owner recommended it to me – “but that’s what I use for hand sewing, not machine quilting!”. I have Mettler thread in several different colors and so I decided to give it a try on my Sweet Sixteen. No thread breaks so I give it a thumbs up! However, those little spools go by so quickly. In fact, one of them didn’t completely fill 2 bobbins. Before I knew it, I looked up and all I saw was a red cone where I had just started with a new spool what seemed like minutes ago. I replaced it and before too long, I looked up and – nothing! There was nothing on the spool pin at all! I must’ve really been hitting the accelerator that time because I found the empty spool on the floor. I think it literally flew off!
So with that, it is now 8pm in Texas and if you look closely you might even see a bunny, or two, in the sky. I will be back on my sewing machine again tomorrow so expect an update on the Splendid Sampler. My plan is to start where I left off and if I don’t get all 3 sewn tomorrow then on Sunday I’ll start with the newly announced block and work my way backwards.
Oh, and it’s hotter ‘n Hades in Texas – I hope it’s cooler wherever you are when you read this!
Oh, and as a side note, sadly, APQS did not call me to say I was the winner of their $25k longarm. It’s good to be an adult and still dream of “what if!” even if someone else is the ultimate lucky recipient.