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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Thread Shortage

I'm approaching the finish line. I'm so close! But I ran out of black thread again! Yup another 1200 yards of thread went into this quilt. That's 2400 yards of thread so far.
Black always attracts lint, fur and everything else. I spend just as much time lint rolling as I do quilting!
Most of that thread went into the scribbling around my feathers. I used 11 bobbins on that part alone!
ignore all those white chalk lines
I had just enough thread to sew on my last border. First I drew a triangle border and of course I had to fill those triangles or geese with feathers. I love feathers and seem to find a place for them in every quilt.

I should be back in business soon but I have been keeping busy with a few things (mending) that have been piling up. And I did do one fun thing but I can't show it to you yet. After it's delivered I can show you.

I have to say I'm really looking forward to starting something new and fun again. Fall is just around the corner and I find that the perfect time to sew. Come on fall!

Take care, Brandie

13 comments:

Jo said...

Wow, your stitching is gorgeous! I'd say you have graduated to the Big Cones! See you Thursday :0)

paulette said...

WOW!! Stunning!! What kind of machine do you have??
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MamaT said...

Wow! That's a lot of thread. I'm sure it will be worth it. Can't wait to see it finished.

Dee said...

11 bobbins. That's impressive! Very nice feather work as well. I'm sure it seems like it's taking forever, but from the sneak peaks, it's going to be a showstopper!

Miriam said...

Really beautiful quilting!!

Hope you are well.

sunny said...

That's a lot of thread! But it's beauty makes it all worthwhile.

Jean(ie) said...

Holy freaking wow! That is phenomenal!

Lynn said...

This is incredible quilting Brandie! Great job.

Esther said...

I am totally impressed, having never done scribbling myself. It looks beautiful!

Grit said...

Wow, this looks great.

Carla said...

That's a lot of thread. Holy smokes! Really looking forward to seeing this masterpiece

Createology said...

How fun to keep track of all the thread and bobbins you are using. Thread is very expensive too. Finish is in sight dear...

Jenny Watson said...

These are looking fantatsic and I would love to use these quilts into my beautiful villas France for the decoration purpose.