Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Garden Party - pluggin' along

I'm approximately half way into machine quilting this large quilt.  The first part I used Essential Pro quilting thread which has always worked wonderfully in other quilts but this project did NOT like that thread.  I experienced numerous skipped stitches, frazzled  and broken thread.  Despite the use of Sewer's Aid, 1 bigger needle, then a second new needle, the problems persisted.  So exasperating!!  I dug around in my threads and was delighted to find a large spool of a similar color from Superior Threads.  Wow, it works like a dream - I've worked 4-5 hours with not one issue!   Dig that backing!

 Yikes, what fun!!!

We installed a flag pole recently.  There is a solar light at the top, so no floodlight is needed to meet flag etiquette.

Every year we take a photo on my birthday under my HUGE Birthday Tree of 9 years ago when it was only a twig.  We now have some shade in the afternoon!   For whatever reason, I always hold a quilt for the photo.


Vic in NH said...

Hooray for conquering the thread problems when you were quilting! Your Garden Party is a magnificent quilt and you look great holding it in the shade of your birthday tree. Congratulations on sporting a new flagpole, too.

Lynette said...

How weird thread gets, eh?! It really blows my mind how simply changing to a different brand or even color within a brand can change everything completely. It must be great fun to have a Birthday Tree. I absolutely love that concept.

Janet O. said...

Oh, those thread issues are maddening. So glad you found a solution.
I like the idea of the annual photo, and holding a quilt makes perfect sense to me.
The backing fabric is fun--confetti for the Garden Party! :)

Lori said...

Happy birthday!

Elsie Montgomery said...

Happy birthday from me too. Hope it was as joyful as your quilt!!