Monday, August 29, 2011

Christmas UFO - Monday Design Wall

Who would have thought that one little tree could take up three full bobbins of thread??  Well, I sure didn't!  When I got my order of thread from my sewing shop - 4 big cones of Bottom Line  - it gave me the bright idea to take back out my Christmas UFO and finish it in time for - wait for it - Christmas!  Doing so I diligently wound 3 bobbins of green Bottom Line.    I decided I was going to do the background evergreen in a thread applique rather than in cloth.  I knew it was going to take a lot of thread - but OMG didn't realize how much.  3/4rd's of the way through I had to wind 3 more.  Now I only used one of those - but still that's a lot of thread.

As you can see I'm almost done with the thread appliques.  If you'd like to know how I'm doing them - I blogged out the process in a tutorial.  I think I'll just add a few more pine leaves and then sandwich this up for quilting and thread work.  I'm not sure how I'm going to quilt it yet - gotta research and plan for that but I'm hoping I can finish it all in a week.  Then I'll just sew on the thread appliques on top of it!  Can't wait since this has been in my UFO pile for a year!

I did manage to finish up my memorial commission quilt.  I'll get a picture of it up as soon as I can figure out how to take a picture of a 10 ft long quilt!

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6 comments:

Quilter Kathy said...

That's a lot of thread...good thing you stocked up! I love the bottom line thread.

Bonnie said...

That pine tree looks spectacular. I need to check out the tutorial as I love the look of that tree!

Connie said...

It looks beautiful! I love Bottom Line thread and it is amazing how much a bobbin will hold so I know you used a lot of thread on your quilt! Did you use it for the top thread too?

ANudge said...

Great work! I'll have to try your tutorial. TIA

Chris said...

wow that is a lot of thread. The results are worth it though.

Alycia said...

Wow - that turned out really neat - I like your idea!