Saturday night I was determined to finish Chad’s quilt. I have a panto, Duck Hunt, that I probably bought way back when I bought the goofy duck fabric. I showed it to Chad and that’s what he wanted me to use. I was quilting along just fine, using King Tut thread on top — perfect color, and cotton covered poly for the bobbin. The panto was kinda small and was taking longer than I had hoped. About midnight, I was telling myself I should stop but I was determined to get the quilting done before I went to bed.
The top thread started flopping around. I checked to see if the needle was still threaded. Yep . . all appeared to be fine . . so I kept going. I did two rows and then when I went to roll the quilt, I saw those loose stitches on top. I should’ve known . . any time the top thread is flopping around, the tension has gotten screwed up.
You longarmers will know this but for those who don’t know it .. what takes about 15 minutes to put in, takes about 3 hours to take out.
This is a pile of King Tut thread — expensive thread wasted! The only good thing was that with the bobbin tension so off, the threads came out pretty easily but . . did I say I was tired and I was ready to be finished with the quilting?
Anyway, I picked out all the bad quilting, which was caused either because the bobbin thread had slipped out of the little notch on the bobbin case or, I had never slid it through there in the first place, which is what I guess happened.
I went to bed and finished the quilting on Sunday . . after Vince woke me up at 10:30. Can you believe I slept til 10:30 and would probably have slept til noon or later had he not come in to ask me if I was going to sleep all day!
And, here’s the finished quilt .. going to be on Chad’s bed tonight! I really, really, really like it and there may be another one of these in my future.