Sunday, February 10, 2008
Another project bites the dust, along with about 15 yards of fabric! Yeah. It's quilted (on my DSM), and ready to be folded up. Maybe I'll take it for next Show and Tell. I'm a little disappointed in the thread I used, and realize I let someone else tell me what I should have used. With a quilt that has so many very lights and very darks, I had wanted a medium blue thread, but was talked into a lovely variegated dark, and a lovely variegated light (both cotton). Since I couldn't figure a way to transition from lights to darks, I just continued with the dark, and of course, it shows every wobble. It's OK, and will be a very good usable quilt.
Somewhere in my past, I had a very nice thread, purchased from JoAnns, that had two colors intertwined. That particular color was a brown and a tan, which helped to blend a quilt that was again, dark and light. I was hoping to find it at JoAnns recently, but NO. BTW, yesterday I was at JoAnns and had a spool (1200 yds) of varigated thread in my hand at the checkout. I had my coupon in hand for the 40% discount, and before the discount it rang up to $10.18 -- FOR ONE SPOOL OF THREAD???? I put it back. When arriving home, I checked my Connecting Threads and hey, similar varigated spool is $2.95. What the hey?
This Star pattern came from Bonnie's excellent instructions - she calls hers "Star Struck." This went together very well, and even the tiny triangles were saved from the quick corners. I still have the reds, all sewn up, for another project. Thanks Bonnie!
Here's a closer shot of the swirls, and also of the back, using plaid stash fabrics. I only spent money on the thread and batting.