Monday, March 20, 2006
Pink, pink, and a little more pink
Maddie was still fighting her hacking cough yesterday, so I kept her home from church. She spent the morning on the couch and I spent it in my sewing room. For a few minutes last weekend, I had the insane idea of trying to finish Abby's pink quilt in time to take it to her on our way home from D.C. That means it would have to be finished by THIS Friday. Thankfully, with a little rest, I was able to overcome this insanity. I had the blocks already made, but they were just sitting there in a pile. So yesterday I put the top together. I know Abby will LOVE it! It's pink - so what's not to love!
I decided to put the lettered blocks in the center of the quilt. At first I thought I would put those two blocks on the bottom corners of the quilt, but then I realized that she would never really see them there, hanging off the end of the bed. I think they look cute, stuck there in the middle.
On our way home from D.C., we are going through Tennessee and leaving Ian at my parents' house. He gets to spend a few days with Grams and Papa and I will hopefully have a few days to get lots of quilting done. My goal for this week is to get borders put on and backings pieced so that I have several quilts ready to throw on the quilting machine. I need to check and make sure I have the threads I will need.
Speaking of thread, I am becoming a thread snob. Up until now, I have been using Coats & Clark in my regular sewing machine. It has always worked fine, but makes a lot of lint (at least in my Featherweight). I have never used anything but the recommended Aurifil 40 wt. in my quilting machine. A few months ago when I was ordering some Aurifil for the quilting machine, I had them throw in a spool of the 50 wt. to try on my featherweight. I finally got around to using it last week. Oh my - significantly less lint! I think I am hooked. Next I may have to try the Bottom Line thread I hear everyone raving about for the bobbin thread.