About my thread that I am using for quilting — several have said they couldn’t tell what color I am using so here are close ups. I use King Tut variegated thread for some of my quilting. Some say they do not like it for quilting but I have been using it off and on for years with no problems – yes of course now and then I have a tangle or a breakage but not often enough for me to stop using it. I have lots of spools. Sometimes I will order two spools for a quilt and then only use one spool and a little more on another so it has gathered up over the years. I get my King Tut thread from Red Rock Threads.com – no affiliation, I like their service and their prices.
I never believe you have to have thread that perfectly matches your quilt fabric. I know for machine quilting you want your thread to blend in well but hand quilting you want your stitches to stand out. Connecting to Em’s Scrapbag and Love, Laugh, Quilt — Small Quilts Doll Quilts —
This is the area that was quilted on Saturday night – I picked up from here Sunday night.
All the pieces that I wanted to prep for Morning Glory are cut out and traced around for my seam allowance now I am ready to glue baste in place – today if I get to it. I have one more grouping of pieces to do after these are appliqued in place. I leave the papers on until I glue in place as I number them – like paint by number – easier to keep track of that way.
It is to be cold today – yesterday I took a walk at about 2:30 in the afternoon, the sun was shining it was a pleasant day at 56 degrees. About 45 minutes after I came back in the house I could hear the wind chimes blowing and thought wow it wasn’t windy when I was outside I checked out the window and it was blowing! I checked the outside thermometer and in 45 minutes the temperature had dropped almost 10 degrees – within two hours it had dropped 20! Last night down to 22 degrees. And I had found buds on the daffodil plants!! Crazy they do not know we have 6 more weeks of winter I guess – they will open anyhow they always do!!