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.

3 comments:

Laurie said...

too cute rose! great job!

Barb said...

What a wonderful baby quilt...you 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.

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