Saturday, December 18, 2010

Friday Night Sew In Results

Yesterday was our Holiday party at the office. We had a brunch instead of the normal lunch fair and it was wonderful. I much prefer the breakfast fair to the catered ham, potatoes and overcooked green beans! When the party was over, we got an early release so I was on my way out by 1:45! I made a couple of stops to get some Christmas presents and my new glasses modified a little and then was home by 5 PM when my usual time is around 6.

Considering that it was the FNSI, this was awesome!! I contemplated taking a quick nap, but decided to just go ahead and load a quilt on the frame and get to quilting!

I spent about an hour and a half loading the quilt and making a few passes. I had some trouble with the top thread shredding so I took a break for dinner, cleaned the kitchen up, clipped the pups toe nails and got back to it. After just over another hour, I was done with the quilting and decided to go back and fix the spots where the thread had shredded. By this time, my back was killing me, but it was well worth the extra effort and I don't have to worry about it again.

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You can see the bright blue marks on the quilt - this is painter's tape and how I mark the spots where there are threads to be buried. Seven spots where the thread shredded and then 1 for the bobbin running out. When I realized that the thread was shredding, I made a big effort to slow my movements down and not be in such a rush. As you can see by the absence of tape at the bottom of the quilt, this is just what I needed to do.

And a close up... I just did a medium sized stipple. The top thread was a brown, teal and tan variegated Lava brand and the bottom was a gold'ish Bottom Line.

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To see how others fared, go to Heidi's blog post and click through the list!

12 comments:

Ellen said...

What a pretty quilt! I love the color combination, and I am not really a fan of blues. What a productive night!

Jennifer said...

Great progress - the quilt looks great!

Libby said...

I think it looks great! I really love those colors!

elizabeth said...

lookin good Jill, i didnt get much done for the fnsi. had problems with stitching which needs to be ripped out

Deanna said...

The stripe in the border is a great choice. Nice work.

"Lois Grebowski" said...

yahoo! Another task done!

Regina said...

Looks great! love the blue tape!

Ted and Donna said...

Absolutely love the brown and blue. Awesomely beautiful. Good job.

Michelle said...

So pretty! Good job!

Tracy said...

Oh my word, I really love this quilt! Those colors are perfect and I want it!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Looks great! And I like the idea of the painters tape to mark your areas to go back to. Smart.

Infinity Quilter/Knitter said...

You had a productive day! It looks great!