Quilts 2011

11 May 2012

Happy Birthday/Retirement/Mother's Day Mom!

Life has not been conducive to sewing lately.

Hence the lack of being around on here.

But I have something to show again!  A few weeks ago I went a couple of quilt shops in town with friends.  I saw a jelly roll that screamed "Mom" - Basic Grey's Origins by Moda.

It was Monday Her birthday was that Wednesday and her last day of work before she retired was Thursday.  Sounds like a quilt for to laze her days away under while she watches soaps on the couch would be in order!  (Yeah right, she's never home!)  The jelly roll and some nice, warm cozy minky for the back followed me home. 

I brought it home and started sewing it up right away that afternoon.  It was done lickity split - with a late night I figured I would have it done for her birthday!  I started doing free motion quilting on it and my nightmare began.  I was doing some loops and it all started out good.  Then my thread started breaking.  I'd get everything re-threaded, go a bit more and it would break again.  I put a new needle in, I made a new bobbin, and messed with tension.  All that stuff and it made no difference.  The thread kept breaking over and over and over. It was a new type of thread I was using and it seemed to be the issue.  While I was close to half way done,  it would take me forever to finish at this rate.  Guess she wouldn't be getting it for her birthday... another "raincheck" as a present.

Spent a bunch of time frogging those loops out.  And there it sat.

Finally got some time this week to quilt it in straight lines, with new thread - wasn't taking any chances with any sort of loop!  

Here's the finished product...

Done just in time for Mother's Day!  Happy Birthday/Retirement/Mom's Day Mom!  I love you!

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