Monday, September 10, 2012

Over the weekend...

I was able to eke out some time to work on the quilting of the zig zag quilt.  I purchased dark gray and light gray spools of Coats and Clark 100% cotton machine quilting thread.  I am using the light gray.  I initially wound about 9 bobbins, used them all and wound 9 more.  Curiously, now I am concerned that there is not enough thread on the spool to finish the top.  How can that be?  I have used this brand of thread several times and have never had an issue with there being enough on a spool to finish at least one quilt.  If I run out, it will mean a trip to Wal-Mart where I purchased the thread and hopefully they will have more of the same color.

The quilting is a curvy pantograph pattern which I think compliments the angles of the piecing.

The back of the quilt is just barely larger than the top so I have been concerned that if the top becomes crooked during the process I will have a problem at the end with the back falling short.  So far, so good.  I check the sides with each roll of the quilt. 

I am more than half way done and should be able to finish up by the end of the week.

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