Sunday, October 02, 2011

Helpful Hands

Just checking in to say hello. I have been madly writing directions for my quilt, Old Elegance, as I have named it. That is the one I showed back HERE made in the brown and blue Cocheco Mills IV fabric from Marcus Fabrics. The worst part of writing directions, for me, is figuring the fabric requirements. I always worry that I may have forgotten something. Hopefully that is not the case! I know people count on accurate instructions. The thing is, when I make a quilt I just cut and cut and it is not until later that I have to figure out how much yardage I used. I realize that people need to know that!

The good news for me is that my dear friend Mary Flynn at Quilt Hollow got my quilt quilted and back to me in record time! I am so pleased with it. She always does beautiful work!
For those of you that may be interested in buying a kit for this quilt, please come back later and I can tell you of a couple shops that will be kitting it once the fabric arrives. Don't know about this sideways shot! Blame Blogger.
I managed to make a few blocks for Johna'Lee at the Scrappy Appleyard for the patriotic comfort quilts she is making. Check out her blog for more information. I know she would be so happy to receive blocks from anyone who cares to contribute. They are for the family of a fallen soldier (her daughter's fiance) and his best friend.

The weekend is almost over. I am going to watch some TV while I stitch down the binding on Old Elegance. The rush is on to get it to Marcus Fabrics along with the pattern in time for Houston Quilt Market. Will I make it? Come back in a few days for a progress report. 

By the way, is anyone willing to share the longest amount of time they have continued to stitch after the bobbin thread ran out? Just curious. Not that it ever happened to me or anything...


14 comments:

Jan said...

Ok, I'll confess. I've not sewn an entire border on once because of the bobbin thread running out. Can't imagine that can be topped!

onlymehere said...

Mary does do such beautiful work but your piecing is fabulous so she had a great piece to do her magic on. Love it.

Karen said...

Star quilts always grab my attention. I like yours in the blues. Mary did a wonderful job on the quilting as usual. A pattern in the making or just something for yourself?

Quilts And Pieces said...

Just checking if I can comment! :)

Gypsy Quilter said...

Wow, you've been busy, but I know you'll get it all done in time. I used to do the same thing when I was designing quilts to teach. Often I had to go back and re-make a section just to get the yardage right. Mary did a lovely job on that quilt! If memory serves, the longest I've stitched without bobbin thread would probably be about 12 inches.

Carol said...

BEAUTIFUL! OK here's my confession...I sewed an entire long side of a queen size quilt binding with no bobbin thread...made the turn at the top, did about 3 stitches, went to make the turn at the bottom and the binding fell off...I need a machine that screams at me when the bobbin is out! LOL!

sewprimitive karen said...

Marcie, Old Elegance is absolutely gorgeous; I know lots of people will want to make it and make it in that wonderful Cocheco IV line.

Sue said...

LOL. I have certainly done that before, run out of bobbing thread and continue sewing!! LOL

This is a gorgeous, gorgeous quilt. I just love this blue material. I'm gonna to have to get some when it arrives on the shelves! Love star quilts.
And Mary's quilting is always gorgeous too!

Deanna said...

Lovely quilt! People are sure to love it. You can't go wrong with blue.

Jeanne said...

You and Mary make a great combo with your quilts. Looks wonderful. The patriotic blocks are very pretty, too.

Quilt Hollow said...

This truly is a beautiful quilt and I believe the kits will be flying out the doors!

Ullan tilkut said...

Hi! Greetings from Finland! That is one of the best quilt I have see. Fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilter from the other side of the world! :)

Libby said...

Why just the other day I was happily chain piecing blocks, I must have gone on for about 15 minutes before I realized the bobbin was out *ugh*

desertskyquilts said...

I love that color combination, and the quilt is gorgeous!