September 19, 2014

Thread, Quilting, & The Great, Cute and Easy, Table Runner Sighting!

See this thread?
As you can tell, it's running low. 
I looked for more but could not find it anywhere.  
Not even on the internet.  
I searched for the brand.
I searched for the color 
I got nothin'!

There's more than one way to *skin a cat though so I decided to try and match it as closely as possible.  

*Please note that no cats were harmed in the writing of this blog!  I do not, nor will I ever, skin a cat.  Or dog.  Or anything else for that matter.  Okay, maybe store bought chicken but that's it!

Anyhow, here's my thread choice.
Not a bad match, huh?
It's my very favorite thread too, Coats & Clark machine embroidery thread.  I'd much rather use this thread so I'm happy that I couldn't find the other.  

The thread is necessary for me to finish quilting this 12 year old UFO. I worked on it recently until the thread issue.
The thread doesn't look like it matches, does it?
It matches though.  
Tone down the thread color in your mind.
 Tone up the quilt color in your mind.
You got a match.

This is the biggest thing I've ever quilted 
and I'm attempting to stitch in the ditch.
Although, in my case, its more like 
stitch in the ditch, 
over the ditch, 
around the ditch, 
and along the side of the ditch!

Nevertheless, I'll love it when it's finished, and hopefully, that'll be soon.

When seeking the quilting thread yesterday, I stopped in the Minding My P's & Q's Quilt Shop in Denton.  

It is the locale of The Great, Cute and Easy, Table Runner Sighting!  Please don't be alarmed if you've never heard of that day in history.

It just occurred yesterday.

I was browsing around when suddenly, my eyes were delighted by a table runner that  looked like a very simple project.  My friendly sales gal, Teresa, confirmed it by telling me that it's called a 10-minute table runner.  She added that the pattern is free and then made me a copy.  Woo-hoo!  Very nice of her! 

The table runner consists of two fabrics and two buttons.  It's my next project.

I had been taking a mental inventory of the tables around the house just the day before The Great, Cute and Easy, Table Runner Sighting.  I concluded that the current table runners really needed to go.  I knew that I wanted to make something simple, and then lo and behold, The Sighting!

For my first table runner, 
I purchased these fabrics to 
make a Halloween themed baby.
 I'll make more than one but 
I'll decide on those fabrics later.

I also bought these fat quarters 
because... well, they're pretty and fun.
The text fabric is awesome!  
I'm a sucker for text.  
I love the batik too.  

Of course, they won't go in the same project!  

And finally, these two little fabric rolls 
were sitting in a bin by the register.  
I heard them calling my name so...  
 In the stash they go!

Have a glorious day my friends!