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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Sewing Night

Last night, my husband headed out with a friend to watch the basketball games, so I had my mom over to sew. The kids were tuckered out after a long week, and crashed quickly, which meant lots of sewing time for us!

Earlier in the week, I loaded a back on my frame so the first order of business was to load the batting and top. I am quilting this top for my friend Kathy, and she's going to donate is as a Quilt of Valor. Our bee made the blocks last year, and she put the top together. I have to admit that I do like it even though it is made out of those icky reproduction fabrics. I think it will be a nice quilt for a man.  

I set up a station for my mom and she got going on a UFO that is at least 10 years old. Here she is going through my little bin of red FQs for a red that will match.

I did loops and stars all over the quilt with this lovely Lava thread (I think it is called Sandy Beach). Mom and I both agreed it was the perfect thread for this top.
It took a while to get this one done because it is a twin size, but I did get it finished! Here's a picture from the back of it. I used some thread in the bobbin that I haven't had luck with in the top - Essential Thread from Connecting Threads. I probably won't buy this thread again, but was glad to find a way to use up some of what I have.
My next two orders of business are my new purse (halfway done) and the second bucket filling quilt for the kids school. Let's hope I have enough energy this afternoon/evening to work on them!


jillquilts said...

Oh, I love repro fabric! I think that quilt is pretty! You are right though, nice manly colors!

Since I have found the new needles, my machine likes the Essentials thread now. I'm glad because I bought quite a bit of it! But it will be nice to be able to use it up! :)

Reenie said...

Wow...LOVE the quilting on that! I am going to have to give that a try. Great job!! I envy you having that special time with your mom!!

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

So lucky to have a quilting machine! And such beautiful quilting you do as well!