Monday, July 2, 2012

Sew and Sew

The last several days I've been dealing with oppressive heat, a water main break, and a lot of shopping, yet I managed to finish a quilt top tonight. Woohoo!

Here's a closer shot of the block pattern:

I'm auditioning border fabrics.  Do you like the pink or green fabric better???

One my biggest gripes about sewing is running out of bobbin thread.  In the first picture I went on for miles and miles before realizing I was out.  Ok, maybe that's a slight exaggeration.  

In this shot I was about 1 1/2" away from the finish line.  Arghh!

Back on Saturday I headed out to a couple of quilt shops.  Material Girls in Dearborn was brand new to me.    Barb stocks lots of Asian fabric, and I mean made in Japan, not just Asian prints, and also a lot of Aboriginal fabrics from Australia.  I also stopped by Bits N Pieces in Wayne.  There Julie helped me pick out several must have Moda solid fabrics plus thread that was new to me but has been out for a while.  I'm looking forward to trying out these spools of Presencia 60 weight, 3 ply cotton thread.  Seems Harriet Hargrave has been touting its virtues for a while now -- what did I know?!  Plus you can get it for $2 less/spool than I paid.  Arghh!
I'm hoping that the thread will melt into the fabric, unlike the mystery cotton thread I used in my latest project.  

I bought fabric for two more quilts over the weekend so I better get going and sew some more!  Both projects are totally different from what I'm usually attracted to, so they should both be fun to create.


SusanQuilter said...

VERY nice work--love the pattern!

Suzanne said...

Thank you -- but which border fabric do you prefer???