A very close call!

Still behind on my blogging, I have a funny (to me) story to share about this quilt  made by Valerie .  Valerie is the brains behind Quilts at the Creek and this quilt will be hanging there in July.

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This quilt was quilted with a pantograph which requires me to stand at the back of the machine.  I was quilting away and slowly watching myself get very low on thread, more and more of the plastic cone was showing, I started to panic, as ordering more thread would mean my machine would be idle for a few days.   Did I have an extra cone… no,  did I have an extra bobbin that I could put on to the top…  yes !  Whew!

Long story short, I finished  the quilt with 34″ of thread to go.  I phoned Valerie the creator of the quilt  to tell her, measuring as I was chatted.  While checking  over the quilt I noticed that I needed to do a small repair on an edge.  Do you think I could find that 34″ of thread…  it was nowhere to be found ( it was probably stuck to my sock but I will never know).  I ended up finding a thread from the end of a row (approx 10″ long) and tying that between something else that I  threaded  onto the machine just to  fix that tiny spot.

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Valerie has an amazing collection of interesting fabrics as you can see in this picture. We quilted it with a pantograph called Blowing Wind if memory serves me well. Don’t you just love that thread colour on the white?

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You can see this quilt and many more  July 23rd and 24th at Quilts at the Creek.

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