Wednesday, July 22, 2009

first things first

I have been busy with quilting and life. I have so many pictures to show you, but I think I had better limit my pictures to the quilts I've quitled and save the finished quilts for another post. I have to finish cleaning the house for my #2 daughter's sleepover birthday party that starts this afternoon.

These quilt tops were all done at the quilt day and by my friend Carla. I bordered two of them because the backing fabric I had is extra wide and the batting is 48 inches. So I figured I could get a little bigger quilts out of the batting and backing so why not add a little to the top as well.
I have to say, I'm loving having the 70 wt polyester bobbin thread. I picked up two more spools yesterday at JoAnn's with the 40% coupon. It was just over $5 and I wound 18 spools of bobbin thread off one spool of thread. With the 50% coupon, I only spent $4.36. I will have to save up my 50% coupons to use on this thread. I use one bobbin per quilt now which saves time changing bobbins and seems to be working really well. If anyone has a reason not to be doing this, please let me know before I keep working on all of these quilts.
Yesterday I spent about 1 1/2 hours winding bobbins, taking all of the cotton thread off the bobbins and winding them with the bobbin thread.
Ok, off to clean.

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