Friday, October 26, 2012

A Good Plan in Theory

Happy Friday! I don't have any finishes to brag post about today, but it's not for lack of trying. I just got back from a trip to my LQS for a big purchase. I thought I had a fantastic idea when quilting my string tops from my last post... why not use up some old thread? Great idea right! Well, except when you run out of the the leftover thread mid quilt after the LQS is closed for the day. Then it's a bad idea. So, now that I'm restocked with hot pink & navy thread plus the lovely peacock blue/purple blend that hopped into my bag I'm back in business.
I grid quilted my Super Bright string quilt but then thought I'd quilt along the middle strings of each block too. Since the grid quilting stabilized the top I can really crank along on those diagonals. At one point I had this quilt almost stuck in my machine harp after twisting and turning it this way and that! As soon as I hit the publish button on this post I'll be popping the navy thread on my machine and slamming down my foot pedal.
The pink, black & white string quilt needs 2 more rows of stitch in the ditch and then I'll be ready to jazz it up with some hot pink decorative stitching. Total play time! No new pics since it hasn't changed much yet. This Warm Wishes quilt that I'm calling Two by Two because of the cute animal fabric is quilted and ready for machine binding.
I'm linking up to FaFF@Sew Many Ways and Can I Get a Whoop Whoop@Confessions of a Fabric Addict. Enjoy your weekend - I'm looking forward to a visit from my daughter, her boyfriend and the grandcats. It's always lively when they are around!

8 comments:

  1. Love, love, love the string quilt. They are so fun to make.

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  2. I love the bright and cheery colors you are using. I have been contemplating using the variegated thread on the next colorful quilt I make. These are wonderful!!!

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  3. Lovely grid quilting, enjoy your weekend with your family.

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  4. All those wonderful colors...awesome!

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  5. Thank you very much for your visit and comment in my blog. I like your work ;)
    Malena
    http://tesorosmalvalr.blogspot.com.es/

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  6. Gorgeous bright colours in both quilts. Fun and Cheerful!

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  7. I tend to use my 'odds and ends' thread to make my quilt blocks too. Which means I have to change thread about every three minutes while stitching, but never mind... Love the grid quilting - plain and simple for those lovely bright quilts!

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