17 August, 2009

That's A Lot of Thread!

Wow, I finally finished the grass quilt.  And I can tell you that I lost count of how many bobbins I used but I went through five spools of 100 metres and two half spools on 500 metres of thread! That's a lot of thread!

Speaking of the thread, I used my new favourite kind of thread for quilting: Presencia Mercerized Egyptian Cotton.  I've made a few quilts with this thread now and I'm hooked.  It doesn't break, the lint isn't too bad, and the colours are wonderfully saturated. For the grass quilt I used three different greens and alternated colours for each row of grass that I quilted.

The binding still needs to go on, maybe tonight.  It will be another multi-pieced one.  First I need to sneak into the closet in the girls room and grab my bin of green fabrics.  Smilosaurus was having a rough day and went to bed early, early tonight.  Hmm, maybe I'll skip the binding and head to bed myself because I feel an early morning coming on.

PS  Stay tuned for one of my announcements later this week...

13 comments:

gtm said...

wow, I just found your blog. great quilting! Do you mark it? I'm a new quilter and the quilting part intimidates me =) thanks for the inspiration!

Melvin said...

I really enjoyed looking at all the new blogs and getting that inspiration from all the quilts that were shown.
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dillpickle said...

You must be very good at doing things fast! It's taken me 3 nights so far to get the binding attached and about a quarter of the way around hand stitching it to the back, and it's a small quilt! Admittedly it's my first one, but still!! Looking forward to seeing your finished product.

brown robin said...

I've never even heard of that kind of thread. I love the grass, though. I can't wait to see the whole deal. You do build the suspense, girlfriend!

RosaMarĂ­a said...

that quilt look fantastic! make me want see more!! a few days ago, I just found your blog... and that was really great!

Victoria said...

Great job, I respect all of your hard work!
Haven't yet seen that type of thread in my rural neck of the woods, but I will keep my eyes open for it, as it sounds lovely. :0)

Andrea said...

Thanks for the thread suggestion...I just posted a gripe about my thread woes the other day. LOL! Do you order it online or through your local quilt shop?
I love the quilting on that quilt....How is the texture of the quilt now that it's finished? Is it stiffer or heavier than usual because of all the dense quilting?

Hope smilosaurus let you sleep in... have a great day!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

That is a lot of thread!! I can't wait to see more and know your announcement :)

amandajean said...

the quilting is fabulous! and a whole lot of thread. but so worth it. :)

elle said...

If I had been a wise woman I'd have invested my spare $$$ in a thread stock portfolio years ago! Heck, anything in the sewing market. But then I'd already discovered quilting and I never have any spare money! lol Tell us more about this thread!

The Quilt Buddy said...

Love how the quilting turned out!

Still waiting for the annoucement!

Jody said...

I think it looks great!!!

Betty Crocker Ass said...

i can't even tell you how much i love this quilting!