Tuesday, January 18, 2011

SOME DAYS ARE GOOD AND SOME DAYS ARE NOT SO GOOD!

Does this cup tell you what kind of day I have had sewing?



I am stealing SewCals vocabulary when I tell you that I did alot of reverse sewing today. I won't go into the details but trust me when I say that when my husband came home, I had ZERO progress on this quilt below.



I finished the two wall hangings. One is being auctioned below if you are interested.




I have never been one for threads, I always thought a thread was a thread....was I ever wrong when I discovered "Silky" threads....can't get enough of them.

23 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I've never used Silky Thread. What are you liking about it?

quiltingnana said...

tell more about the silky thread

The Quilting Pirate said...

grrr...sounds like a frustrating day!!

Love the mug though! Your twin quilts are beautiful!

As for threads, I know the differences and some will mess up your machine....I like Sulky cottons threads, but my embroidery machine doesn't like their embroidery rayon threads. Good thing there are lots of other choices out there!!

LuAnn said...

Love those quilts. I like thread, too. I like to buy variegated to machine quilt with.

JustCindy said...

OH I don't like reverse sewing. I'm sorry that is the way you spent your day. Unfortunately all threads are not created equally.

Susan In Texas said...

Love the inchworm quilt. Is that a panel or did you applique all that (I bet you did!) It's gorgeous.

Happy quilting,
Susan in Texas

PS Just be thankful you don't have to do pinch pleats.

Cheryl Willis said...

If it weren't for un=sewing sometimes I would have nothing to do. cw

Jackie said...

I'm hoping that it wasn't so bad that you went to work! :)

Kim D. said...

That's a great slogan Barb! My sentiments exactly. Your projects are lovely as always.

West Michigan Quilter said...

Love your Inch Worm quilt. Your twin quilts are beautiful too. Never used the silky thread. Who makes it? What do you like about it? Great slogan!

Deanna said...

How did you discover this wonderful thread?

Patty said...

Is Silky the name of the thread and is it for quilting or piecing? I am looking for a thread my machine likes. So far, lots of reverse sewing.

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Barb, do you mean Sulky Thread?

I think I have a PHD around here somewhere....it is in Un-Sewing. Nothing, I mean, NOTHING is done without some reverse sewing activities in my world.

Smiles,
Kelly

Susan Entwistle said...

Well you must have been totally enthralled with your reverse sewing..you didn't even mention the weather (which sucked today). I like to use the Sulky rayon along with cotton quilting thread. They have a great 30 wt. cotton, but I've only seen it in variegated. I'd love to find it in solids somewhere.

SewCalGal said...

Didn't I learn reverse sewing from you? LOL. I feel like I've become an expert on reverse sewing. Thinking about reverse sewing an entire quilt. {nightmare on Quilt Street}.

Love your projects, especially your worm.

I think in a lifetime we'll never have a chance to truly explore all the amazing threads out there. But fun to research. Silk threads have their pros & cons like others.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Barb, do you have any problems with silky thread...I tend to stick to cotton...previously I have had problems with that type of thread..hugs lyn

Tangos Treasures said...

Love the quilt & wall hangings!!

kpaints said...

Those are just so cute! Love the color combo in the 'worm' quilt...green and aqua...so cool!

Needled Mom said...

We all have days like that!!! Grrr. I love all of your cute work, Barb. The Inchworm quilt is adorable. Are you sending it to your sister?

Nanci said...

I love the quilt! I tell you though, I buy from a local fabric shop here that has a line of threads also great variegated threads which I use mostly, other than white or beige

hetty said...

Love your inchworm! I have used Sulky Thread and I love it! I hate unsewing so much that I will put a project away for years rather than tackle the reverse sewing you are talking about.

Melissa said...

You are right. Some are good and some are bad. I am learning to walk away when it is a bad day so I spend a little less time reverse sewing!

Mistea said...

I can see you have been busy with your new Mr big. Lots of pretty things he has helped you complete.
Enjoy