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

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

  3. 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?

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

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

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


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