Thursday, March 8, 2012

Working on it....

One of the brown squares quilted. 
Did you all know that I like numbers.  When I said this to my daughter, she asked, "What? Like doing algebra?"  Well, yes I do, but that's not exactly what I was referring to.  

I like numbers because you can do things with them. For instance with this quilt I'm trying to finish up, I counted the squares of each color, then totaled them. These numbers then helped me to devise a plan.  I like making plans as much as I like numbers.

So with 15 brown, 13 blue, 14 green and 14 purple squares. I came up with 56 squares that I need quilted within 2 weeks.  Oh it's that nice - it comes out to 4 even.  

Although I like the type of four better

Oh happy Me!  I now have a plan.  14 days and each day I have to get at least 4 squares finished. That sounds doable doesn't it?  

Yesterday, I was off work with my husband. I started quilting the brown squares.  What a pain in the booties.  The metallic thread kept breaking.  Each square had the thread break about 4 times.  I changed needles, changed types of needles, I cleaned the machine (several times), I threaded and re-threaded even more times.  In the end I just kept going, until wa la 15 brown squares were finished!!  

Maybe, just maybe I'll have this quilt finished by the end of March. Please, just don't hold your breath on that!  LOL!!

Happy Stitching,
Nicey Linda  


  1. Top marks for persistence with the thread - I haven't tried using it yet; did you try changing the tension, etc? You'll have that quilt done in no time!!

  2. Holy cow Girl! You'll be done in no time.

  3. Good plan. What are you using in the bobbin with that metallic thread? I was at a class with Mary Lou Hallenbeck, and I think she suggested using a slippery thread, like a polyester or rayon, in the bobbin when quilting with a metallic thread on top. She said it doesn't "grab" the thread and pull on it so much. I can go check my notes on that if you want me to.

  4. I do the same thing!! I love making plans like that (I also like crossing things off lists - LOL!) What a pain with the thread breaking though - phooey!

  5. It's looking wonderful. I think I would have given up if the thread kept breaking. I look forward to seeing it when you are finished :)

  6. Hang in there, the quilting is look great!! Very Nicey Indeed. xo