Saturday, March 1, 2008

Quilt finished

One is finished--it is being taken to the baby shower tomorrow. I started machine quilting it last night, got almost done and my thread started shredding. I was using Coats and Clark...I seem to have trouble with it whenever I use it to free motion quilt. I quit because I was tired, and got up and started this morn. I have not done much else today/yesterday except work on this. I started about 9:00 a.m. and finally finished the binding at 2:00 a.m. Not a mistake on the time--I started 9:00 on Friday morn and just finished a couple hours ago and it is now Saturday. It has been washed and dried....I always have to wash a quilt the first time. I have a fear of one either falling apart or the colors running. If this doesn't make much sense, I am too tired to think straight.

I use a spray bottle and make a mixture of retayne and water and spritz the whole thing down, plus I use a color catcher in the wash. So far, I have had good luck this way. These are not very good pictures but at this time in the morn, I was making myself get these cause I know it leaves here early tomorrow morn. My daughter goes to work, and stops for the baby shower on her way home.


Laurie said...

too cute rose! great job!

Barb said...

What a wonderful baby did a great job Rose! I like that it can go for years, the colors and the design are great to 'grow-up' with! Lucky baby!

Deb H said...

Your quilt is great, & very fun free motion work.

We recently had the repair guy from our local sewing machine shop come to our guild to talk about maintainance of our machines, & one of the things he said was to buy & use "Good Thread". He specifically mentioned that Coats & Clark didn't fall under that catagory. Next time try YLI, or Sulky, Madiera, , Mettler or Gutterman. Any of the 'good' brands & you ma have less trouble.