Sunday, June 24, 2007

Bloomin' Rose Complete

Quilting is daunting sometimes. I suppose that's why we have so many UFO's. Our eyes are bigger than our stomach-or so goes the old saying about filling your buffet plate too heavily for you to eat when you were a kid.

So it goes for our creative mind's eye with projects for quilting. We see so many possibilities and being an instant gratification kinda gal, I'm the first to admit to mumble, mumble projects in the closet in boxes, ready to pick up for completion...some day. You know, they don't go bad on the shelf! Anyway-this Bloomin' Rose quilt is a great easy project to finish-no matchy matchy-no perfection-just easy fun quilting making at it's best. And also best is the signature project-that being a block exchange with friends in my quilt group, Northeast Quilting Friends. Now we all have a reminder of the laughter and all things quilters share with the signature of our quilting friends.

My new favorite thread for hand stitching is Essential from Connecting Threads. One of the gals in our group, Mary, discovered this website and purchased this very inexpensive thread for our members that wanted to split the mailing cost, I think each spool of 1200 yards, size 50 was only 1.25. Boy was I surprised when I grabbed the closest color to my binding (not the one pictured, I used that to show the label). In the past I've used a thread conditioner, called Thread Heaven, to keep my thread from twis
ting and knotting when hand stitching. This thread did not need it. It came off the spool beautifully and did not knot! I'm sure it's made more for the machine, but, upon my quick need to match thread to binding, as I'm under the deadline for our party on Tuesday this is a superb discovery, thanks Mary!

Quick movie review-
The Good German-don't bother I finished the binding while I was watching The Good German-don't waist your time, unless you really like the film Noir genre, which I am a big fan of, also George Clooney and Kate Blanchet and Toby Macguire-it should have been great....alas...

Quick CD review: Instant Karma-relief for Darfur-Check it out!

On to all things
This is what it takes to finish a quilt: Essential Thread from Connecting Threads; Archival quality pen to make your label; the label itself.

Make it a great day!


Leigh said...

Your quilt looks fantastic. You must be really thrilled with it.

Heather said...

Looks beautiful! Thanks for the comment on my blog :)


Pieces From Me said...

Gorgeous!!! What a feeling of accomplishment!

Connie said...

I love your quilt, it's beautiful. The echo quilting around the roses looks wonderful.

YankeeQuilter said...

You saved me a DVD rental. I was looking forward to the Good German...what a disappointment.

Great quilts!


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