Saturday, November 17, 2007

Quilting update

I merrily started to quilt the Pineapple Blossom last night, and then I discovered a little problem.

I'm quilting it waaaaaaaaaaaay denser than I expected to. I can't help it! My machine loves free-motioning with Essential threads. Absolutely loves it. So I'm having so much fun, and shortly after I quilted the third block... uh oh! I'm out of bobbin thread.

Wait! How can I be out? I figured I'd need two bobbins at the most. I wound up 2.5, just in case! And then I find myself done with the first bobbin - not half way through the quilt - but a mere 1/10th way done! Math time: so three blocks use up 1 bobbin, and there's 30 blocks... that's TEN bobbins! Yeah. I still don't get it. I used only 4 bobbins on my sister's quilt and it's twice as big at this one!!

Therefore, half of the quilt weight is gonna be in thread alone. :P And thankfully I have enough thread, but I'll be adding more "Milk Chocolate" to my next Connecting Thread order. :)



Beth said...

Amazing Leah! I cannot believe that you are almost finished this quilt in only 3 days!

The quilting looks great and I can't wait to see it all finished (probably later today LOL)

Dannielle said...

It looks great like that though. I love dense quilting. It always looks so good after being washed.

Appleby said...

it is stunning, as usual, you're a real pro at these. I will have to check out the connecting threads site.

Valerie said...

Oooooh, ahhhh! I LOVE this quilt Leah! The stars you quilted on it look awesome too! I purchased some of that connecting threads essential thread too because of your *review* of it! Lol* I like it quite a bit, the price is right, and the colors are delicious. I also adore the colors you chose for your pinnaple blossom quilt - those are all from connecting threads too? How do you like them so far? I have thought about trying out some of their fabric but haven't yet. :) GORGEOUS quilt! :)

Elaine Adair said...

You're doing one wonderful job!!! It's beautiful.

Kim said...

one word- WOW!!!!!