Sunday, September 5, 2010

Quilting finished!!

Yesterday, after another 2 and a half hours of quilting, I finished the SIS quilt!

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All those blue marks on the quilt are where the thread broke or the bobbin thread ran out. I think only 3 or 4 are for the bobbins running out. Can you see how this would be frustrating???

And a close up of the panto.

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I used a spool of green variegated Connecting Threads thread. I think that the reason I was having so many issues is because the spool is almost empty. Generally, I don't have problems with these spools when they are new or almost full. I guess that since I have used so much of the green, I should get a spool of a Superior thread in a similar colorway. Time to start looking for sales! lol

Anyway, after I finished the quilt, I took a little break and let the dogs have a treat.

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I think they thoroughly enjoyed their bones, the sun and the fresh air!! :)

14 comments:

Janet said...

THe quilt turned out wonderful. I would love to have it on my bed. :)
I like the quilting design you used too. The dogs look throughly happy--what more could you want==good bones and sunshine.

Regina said...

It looks great! Sorry about all the "boo boos"

Zany Quilter said...

I've always loved the Popcorn panto...looks great! Have you tried Signature variegated thread? I used to like it...and I love the pics of your dogs!!! Nice quilt...

Infinity Quilter/Knitter said...

The quilting looks GREAT! I did not have good results quilting with the CT's thread either. Check out Sew Thankful or Red Rock Threads for cones of thread.

orchidlover said...

Love the quilting.
The dogs look so happy in the sun

Love and hugs Gina xxx

elizabeth said...

SIS QUILT LOOKS GREAT. LOVE THE QUILTING. I HOPE YOU ENJOY THE REST OF YOUR WEEKEND WITH THE KIDS (PUPS)

scraphappy said...

The quilting looks great. Nice texture on the panto without being too dense. Too bad about the thread breaking, but I'm sure it won't show once it's gone through the wash. The greens are so soothing, what a nice quilt.

swirlc said...

Awesome! I am quilting Regina's SIS quilt on Wednesday. Hers shot ahead of mine so I can give it back to her when she comes down in October. Hopefully I can get mine quilted before then too so I can show it to her.

Your panto quilting is looking good, amazing how much it improves with practice.

Shellie said...

I love it!! Great design. What do you do with the blue taped areas? How do you anchor the thread? just curious.

Jennifer said...

The quilting looks awesome - great job with the panto! Do you get the emails from sewthankful.com? She has good sales on Superior thread all the time!

Michelle said...

LOVE it!!!!

Cheryl Willis said...

just beautiful, I have had this on my TO DO for awhile. still collecting greens and creams. cw

Deanna said...

I REALLY like this quilt. Sorry the quilting was such a pain, but it looks worth it.

PunkiePie said...

Very nice!