Thursday, July 22, 2010

I Rund Outta Thread

There I was, free-motion quilting my little heart out when all of a sudden, WHAM! No more thread.

I had an inkling that was going to happen when I started with that thread in the background. So earlier in the week I got a spool ordered and on its way. I would have bought one locally if they sold that particular color. Sigh!

So here I sit with the quilt mostly quilted. I have all three cats quilted and most of the background. Here are some detail photos for you.

I used Hobbs Tuscany Wool Batting for the quilt and with the dense background quilting, the flowers are puffing up and I love that look. You can sort of see it in the photo above. The kitties' cheeks are slightly puffy or rounded too, which gives is some dimension.

So yesterday when I couldn't work on the cat quilt I finally got around to hemming some t-shirts that have been sitting around in the studio for oh, probably around a year now. Sheesh!!! That's bad!

I don't now about you, but I live in t-shirts. They are my shirt of choice. If you look in my closet, you will see 95% of the shirts are t-shirts. Best invention ever, in my book. One thing I like to do to my t-shirts is hem or crop them to a shorter length because I don't like tucking my shirts in. I sound like a slob, don't I? Well cropping the shirts makes them seem neater than if I'd just left them their regular length. So really, I'm not trying to be a slob, I just want comfort. That's my story and I'm sticking with it!


  1. That quilt is going to look fabulous!
    I'm curious... do you hem your t-shirts by hand or by machine?

  2. Oh man, I hate when that happens!

    The kitties are looking fabulous though. I love wool batting because of that wonderful loft...and the fact that it doesn't get stiff even with dense quilting.

    I like t-shirts comfy. I like to take a slightly curving seam at each side too, to give them a little more feminine shape.

    Hope the thread comes soon...looking forward to seeing the finished kitties.

  3. Oh that's a bummer! Did you get more thread? I have a lot of KT and might have the color in a cone and could wind some off for you if you want.

  4. The kitties are looking good but what a bummer about the thread.

    All of my t-shirts end up shrinking up so eventually, no hemming! I also like a man's t-shirt because the sleeves are longer and the crew neck is higher, so hemming must take place!

  5. The kitties are looking fab, hope your thread arrives soon, what a pain to run out when you are in mid-flow.

  6. Great job on the quilting, Terri. I luv the puffs also. I'm getting into t-shirts myself. accidental pun there 8^) They are pretty comfy. Hemming would probably help! Good idea.

  7. I'm still working on broken glasses and blind as a bat at the computer, but I have no doubt that your quilting is meticulous. :D Hope your thread shows up, soon!

  8. I hate it when I run out of thread. Good thinking to order more before you ran out - hope it comes soon, because I want to see the finished quilt! :-)

    I live in knits too - they're just so much more comfortable than anything else!

  9. How frustrating! You were smart to oder the thread though - at least you know it's on the way!
    I thought I was the only person on earth who shortened t-shirts!! I'm short waisted and they're always too long for me!!


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