Saturday, 29 August 2009

Auditions being held today.

As predicted, the postman had been by the time I got back from the shops. So I set about pinning the rest of the Welsh Jelly quilt, it took almost 400 pins to complete! Now I just need to start quilting. I'm not going to baste it, I think the pins should do the trick, besides, the one and only time I basted, the back of the quilt had so many tucks and folds it looked decorative in it's own, but wrong way!!
So as there are so many colours in this one, I've started auditioning threads, I'm going to have to use several.
We've all heard of auditioning fabrics for borders,
or bindings,
even backs,
but I don't believe I've ever seen anyone blogging about auditioning for quilting thread.
I have a bit of an assortment here, some quilting threads, some all purpose sewing threads, at least two different brands. I'm confident that they will all behave beautifully and when I'm done I'll have a wonderful quilt and a beautiful memory of a very generous bloggie friend.
Hunney has had to go into work today, so I get to play. I'm going to drink my tea, then start filling bobbins, they all get to be one colour!!
1) Four days off work.
2) Lots of time to play.
3) 56 days.


Miss 376 said...

Looks like you are going to have some fun with this. Can't wait to see how it all turns out

Allie said...

Such pretty colors - so glad you get some time to play! Since I discovered pins, it's all I use to baste. Yay for pins!

Ali Honey said...

Love your coloured cottons. I delight in looking at rows of coloured reels of cotton lined up nearly as much as rows of bright bolts of fabric. ( it's that new tin of coloured pencils thing from childhood )

You ARE solving your problems by being brave facing them head on and going for it. Also getting help from folk when you need it.

Enjoy your sewing. Only 56 now - Wow!

Stephanie said...

Love all the colors. I pin baste and love it!