Okay so I decided to get over myself and quilt Moon Glow. I’m using Superior Thread’s Fantastico’s #5122 for the top thread and Superior’s Bottom Line to quilt it. For the batting, I’m using Hobbs 80/20 blend. Not by choice really. Did you know that you can only get black batting as a blend? Anyway, I quilted a practice sandwich last night to test my thread and my tension since I was having problems with this thread on a previous quilt. And I was able to get things working. I do not have the control I want on my Bailey to quilt this the way I really want to quilt it but I decided that done is better than perfect. I do not know when/if I’ll ever get to that perfect state but I am done waiting. I was intending to go to the sewing machine place to rent out the Bernina long arm but I can only long arm a bit at a time so it was stressing me out to have to get this on a frame and quilted within a certain time slot. So here I am finally. Moon Glow is on the frame and I’ll be working on quilting this.
In the meantime, nothing used and nothing added.
For the fabric stash:
- Used this week: 0 yards
- Used year to date: 30.75 yards
- Added this week: 4 yards
- Added year to Date: 20 yards
- Net USED for 2016: 10.75 yards
For the Budget:
Nothing purchased this week! woohoo!
Spent this week: $0.00
Spent year to date: $3264.05
For the yarn stash:
Used this week: 0 yards
Used year to date: 0 yards
Added this week: 0 yards
Added year to date: 0 yards
Net for 2016: 0 yards
And for Slow Stitching Sunday with Kathy at Kathy Quilts, I plan to work on A Rainbow Garden again today! All I have is a picture of block 4 from 2 weeks ago.
Block 5 is all ready to go and I plan to start stitching the pieces down today.
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~Have a quilty week!
Moon Glow is gorgeous with all those pretty fabrics. Love your block 4. Look forward to seeing the next one.
Can’t wait to see block #5…enjoy your stitching!
Thanks Kathy! 🙂
Done is better than perfect. Hope you get the results you want.
Yes! 🙂 Thank you.
Moon glow is so pretty, I don’t think you can do anything that will mess it up. I think it’s better to take your time with it, which you couldn’t do with a rented machine. Your wool blocks have been so pretty, and I’m sure #5 is no exception.
Thanks Susan! 🙂
I love your block 4. The colors are warm and inviting, the fabrics even more so.
What a beautiful quilt!
Thank you! 🙂