Monday, June 23, 2008

Out of Thread

I was ready to fall asleep on the couch at 8 o'clock, so I decided I needed to get up and do something. I could have cleaned or organized or put away laundry. Those would have been smart things to do after being in class all day. The OC quilt was calling my name, and I just had to get a few more rows of quilting put in. Just one or two more bobbins at most. Boy, 250 yards of thread doesn't go very far. Does dayglow orange thread come on a bigger spool? I'll have to make another trip to the fabric store tomorrow. I hate having to make a trip out for just one thing, but they are having a sale right now.....and it's not as if I can switch thread in the middle of a quilt, right?
So, unable to do machine quilting, I got out some handquilting. I got just this much done on the Elm Creek Quilt. Hand quilting has such a nice dimpled look to it, so subtle compared to machine quilting. I think I'll finish up this block and call it a night.


Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Ooooo, I commend you with the effort you are putting into the Elm Creek hand quilting. And yes, hand quilting has SUCH a nice look to it! A nice "pollished" look as compared to machine quilting (unless, of course, you're an award winning machine quilter, of which I am not!) :0)

Glad to see you've been able to get some quilting in during your class-week.

Candace said...

Isn't it the worst when you are in the mood, but missing an ingredient, whether it is cooking or quilting or whatever. Now with the price of gas, it is a bigger deal to just jump in the car. Your OC is so pretty and cheerful. Your Elm Creek quilt is a beauty, too. I love gingham, and handquilting has a different look for sure. I like both.

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

HEY! I LOVE the new banner! How precious!!!!!