Saturday, January 16, 2010

Quiltathon update 1 - 6:24pm CT

I didn't manage to start quilting until 3pm today so I'm behind where I wanted to be on my schedule. However, I am making great progress and still have the goal of showing you 2 completed quilts by weekend's end.

In the meantime, DH took care of supper tonight - from scratch! 

For your laughing pleasure, my PRACTICE with invisible thread for wall-hangings.  I'm glad I used this to practice, I learned some valuable lessons (which I probably would have known about if I had bothered to go read about anyone else's experiences with clear thread.)

1) Clear thread is not so clear on dark fabric. 

2) Raw edge applique MUST be ironed down thoroughly.

3) Draw the outline before you try to free-hand. Especially when you are a crappy aritist!

4) BEG all your BLOG LAND FRIENDS for HELP in finding another pattern/kit like this one again. 

As it turns out, I really like this kit but have too many booboos on this one (trust me, piecing, quilting, etc.) to make it wall worthy. I can't find the pattern again, though so if you know what this is called, please let  me know.

Now, the reason I showed you the practice, I have just finished quilting and will start binding tonight a snow man wall hanging. The clear thread works great on this one. Pictures tomorrow!

How are you doing?


Myra said...

Looks awesome Becky! You go girl! 8-)

SandyQuilts said...

On dark thread I think you use the 'smoke'. OR maybe a characoal thread would have been a good choice.

It's beautiful ... I love it.

Barb said...

I really like it, looks great, love your quilting....

Moneik said...

I always use a regular matching thread instead of clear when I quilt these. It looks to me like it's a pattern by Christine Bump or it's very similar to several I have of her designs.

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Moneik, thank you! I did a search and this is one her patterns. Poor me (literally b/c I'm going to order a few) there are several other similar scenary patterns I want to buy now as well! :D

Good fun!

Quilterbee said...

If you tea dyed the wallhanging would that dye the thread?

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Quilterbee, I don't know. I can't imagine it would since it's that monofilament stuff but since I don't want to do any actual dying, I'll never know. Thanks for the thought, though. :)

Gina said...

I always use a smoke invisible thread. That one doesn't show up on the darker faric.

Love and hugs Gina xxx