Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Thread that plays hard to get

The quilting of my finished Mystery Quilt is well under way.  I think I might be able to get it finished up by next week, which will give me time to start a second mystery quilt being hosted by Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs.  She is suppose to post the material list sometime tomorrow.  I think I'm actually going to allow myself to purchase new fabric for this quilt.  Gasp!  I swore at the beginning
of the year I was going to try to only work from my stash but momma needs some retail therapy in a textile kinda way.

Another small project I'm going to follow (well the teenagers in my life) is a kid's camp being hosted by Darlene at QuiltShopGal. Every Tuesday and Thursday from June to September she is going to post some sort of kid friendly activity.  She is kicking off the camp with a Cuddle Quilt  and a tutorial from Jenny Doan at Missouri Star Quilt Company.  After showing my daughter the video she was more than willing to try making her first quilt.  Depending on what the activity is for Thrusday, I may recruit my teenage niece (she's the same age as my daughter) to participate as well.  I thought having them write down their thoughts about the activity would be a great way to introduce them to blogging and keep them thinking over the summer.

Yesterday I posted this picture of one of my pretty little Aurifil spools to Instagram and to a FaceBook Quilting group in need of advice.  This particularly bad boy was playing hard to get at a time that I just wanted to get to business and I was getting pretty frustrated.  Later a non quilting friend messaged me to see if I was able to find my thread start.  My response back to her went something like this:
"After walking away from it for a bit to cool down and reading advice from other quilters, I started gently rubbing/massaging the top threads to loosen them a bit.  Then I carefully lifted a thread with my seam ripper and lightly ran it along under the thread until, finally that little sucker popped out."
After reading my response to her question, I thought "rubbed/messaged" the thread?  Is there not a better way to word that?  But no there really wasn't.  She just kind of laughed at me.  But thankfully I was able to find the start to my thread and make a little more progress on my quilting.


Cheryl said...

I am so excited you are going in on the mystery quilt!! I look forward to quilting along with you through the year.

Terri Ann @ said...

I had a spool that did the same thing not too long ago, I was ready to just cut through the top layer and throw my hands up in defeat!

Pedal Sew Lightly said...

Thanks for sharing the Summer Camp. I am in need of some kid friendly projects for sewing lessons with a future little sewist in the near future. Thanks for visiting my blog!

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