Thursday, February 28, 2013

WAITING, AND WAITING

On Tuesday I loaded a quilt that a group of ladies are donating to the Pregnancy Care Center.  I had a new quilting pattern that I had recently purchased and haven't used yet.  I thought it would look lovely on this quilt so I decided to use it.  After the first pass across the quilt and using 2 bobbins, I realized I might not have enough thread to finish it since there were 8 passes total.  That would be at least 16 bobbins!  Usually a quilt of this size takes 5-7 bobbins, depending on the pattern.  I'm so frustrated with myself.  I could have chosen a simple, fast stitching pattern that I would have plenty of thread to finish it with and move on to the next quilt.  But oh no, over achiever Doris had to try something new and pretty. 

Anyway, I quickly went online and ordered another spool of thread.  Usually when I order from this supplier, located in Dallas, they ship it out the next day and I get it the following day; which would have been today.  And just as predicted, I ran out of thread, with 1 1/2 passes left to quilt about 10:30 a.m. this morning.  Not to worry, my thread would be here when the US Mail is delivered later today, much later today.  I don't usually get my mail until sometimes as late as 4:30 - 5:00 p.m.  Kinda late but I can still finish the quilt if I work late this evening.

So while I was waiting for my thread to be delivered, I made this.

  Remember the blog post from yesterday when I said I cut out month 1 project of Little Jo's Club.  Well this is it.  I didn't expect to be able to sew it together so soon but I did.  I really like it.  Not sure what I'm going to do with such a small quilt as it's only 18" x 18".  Those are some small blocks, 36 to be exact.  It's called a utility block but is also known as a square in a square block.  I think it took me longer to cut it out than it did to piece it together.  Well, maybe not, but close.  It was a lot of fun and I'm looking forward to the next month's project. 
 
Meanwhile back to waiting on the thread.  And guess what?  The mail delivered and of course, no thread.  Guess tomorrow I'll work on the graduation quilt I cut out or my UFO for February.  Wait, February is over and it's on to March.  Too bad I missed that February UFO deadline.  I really didn't want to finish that one anyway.  I'll tell you about it tomorrow in my March UFO post.




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