Friday, May 18, 2012

Paris Table runner and problems

 I think I am drifting towards a three day a week posting of this blog.  I feel like I will have more to say that way.  Or maybe I am just getting lazy?  Either way, the blog will not be five days a week anymore.  I know you are feeling a bit sad now but go eat some chocolate, you will feel better.

(I will wait while you do.)

See!  Don't you feel better now?

Back to the blog!  This is the table runner I made from the miscellaneous scraps of French fabric I had plus a black and white fabric that I had in my stash.  It is kind of goofy and fun looking!
I made the back from the yard piece I had left.  I cut it in half lengthwise and then sewed it together to make a piece long enough for the back.

I couldn't decide whether to put in on the Long arm or machine quilt it on my regular sewing machine.  I decided, hey, I spent all that money on Gladys, I am using her!  

Here is the back pinned on.  The pinning takes a long time!
 Plus, since the book club is coming here on Sunday, I was trying to hurry so it felt like it took even longer.

Here is the batting which I "float" on top of the backing.

I was super glad that I found a piece cut off the batting from the City Green quilt that was the perfect size for this backing.
Then I pinned on the front on the side closest to me and floated the top.

In the meantime I had oiled the machine, wound a bobbin and threaded it in black.


All set to .... stop.  Rats and a half.  The thread keeps breaking and breaking and freaking breaking!  I said a lot of bad words but finally I had to just walk away.

I imagine (hope) it is a tension problem that I can fix when I am calmer and not shouting curse words!

Will I get it done for Sunday, I don't know!

Sew happy.  (This time I am writing this with gritted teeth.)

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