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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Don't You Hate It When This Happens?

This Strippie Quilt has been sitting in my sewing room all basted and ready to quilt since May...shameful, I know. I picked it up last night and wondered to myself why I have been putting off quilting it. I could have it quilted and bound in just a few hours, so I talked myself into finishing it up before starting on the Disappearing Nine-Patch that I planned out over the weekend. I decided to quilt simple free style curves along the strips...fast and easy! The only problem was that my estimation of how much thread it would take was off. I have 12" of quilt left to do and not nearly enough thread to finish the job. To add to the dilemma, I have no idea where I bought this thread or what the color number is. I guess I'll be making a trip to my local quilt shop today to see if I can find a close enough match. So much for a fast and easy finish!


Mrs Quilty said...

That has happened to me so many times and it's really frustrating...and more so if I don't have any more of that color!!!! Grrrr...oh the stresses of quilting..it's about that time I realize I need to take a deep breath and relax! That quilt looks so fun and colorful!

Kelly Jackson said...

Sorry for laughing. I posted a pix just like this one.....in the same boat girlfriend :)

I guess it makes life interesting ay?


rainey said...

The color number should be stamped on one end of the spool along with the manufacturer's name.

Still a PITA but you could call around and see who carries that manufacturer and color number.

andsewon said...

OH NO!!!! But OH YES a trip to the LQS... you need a break;-)
Love the bright pretty quilt too!!!

Dena said...

And my husband always wonders why I feel the need to buy extra yardage or an extra spool of thread or two. I hope you're successful if finding the perfect shade of thread so you can finish your quilt.

Julia said...

I thought that I had every color of thread possible in my collection, but just recently I realized that I needed coral, not red, not orange, not pink, but something in between. Now that I have this bummed up foot and can't drive I'll have to send my husband to match thread for me. Scary!!!

Barb said...

Whoops...but hey a great reason to hit the LQS, thread can be a good reason, and maybe some fabric will follow along home :>)!!

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