With invisible thread! DOH! I decided to do a little sewing while The Blue One was in the shower tonight. It doesn’t take him long, and I had stuff pinned and ready to go – sitting just to the left of my machine. So I fired Bunny up and away we went – I sewed the extra triangles onto my rows, then went to work on sewing together another whole row’s worth of pairs (I am adding SIX rows!). I ‘sewed’ all the way through a bunch of them before I realized I had run out of bobbin thread. So I start to backtrack and stack things back the way they need to be….carefully (I didn’t pin that round), and they just kept coming….about 9 or 10 pairs worth….PLUS two and a half of the rows. Dang! What a total waste of time! And it’s a little ironic that it was my bobbin that ran out because I had been looking at the spool on top of the machine that’s getting close to running out – I was wondering how long it would last!
And now for the cold, hard truth – I won’t be meeting the Triangle Along deadline this week. I’m actually surprised I’ve kept up with the group until this point. There may have been a very slight possibility if I hadn’t decided to make my quilt bigger after I started, but considering that I had to cut 18 more FQs and then lay them out again, there was just no way it was going to happen. I added to the length of the quilt (the extra 6 rows) AND I added triangles to each row (6 so far – possibly an additional 2)….if I could just stop adding to the rows I can start sewing rows together!
And here are 5 of the 6 rows laid out, ready to be sewn together:
But that’s a project for next week as there will be no sewing for the next two days for sure, and the jury’s still out for sewing on Sunday.
If you want a bigger quilt, it is worth getting out of step with the sew along! sorry about the invisible thread. I hate mental sewing that has to be redone. Been there.
I agree – it will be very worth it to have a larger quilt. I just feel like I’ve been cutting and sewing and cutting and sewing triangles forever! 🙂
I agree with you to trying to fit in a bit of sewing during small amounts of “free time” and like having projects just waiting to pick up and stitch. But, oh! so frustrating when you’ve found the snippet of time to only find out that the bobbin runs out We’ve all done it, but it is deflating. Love your progress, even with your expansion of the project. You can’t expect to ‘keep up’ while doing it bigger. The important thing is that you are making progress!! Happy Easter to you & your family!
I managed to sneak some time this morning and I got the sets sewn together that I thought I had sewn together last night. That made me feel better!
It will be nice to have a bigger quilt…so worth it!
We stopped at the shop where I bought the FQs for this today and hubby told me to get ANOTHER set. So I have 18 more FQs! He wants it bigger, he’s getting it bigger!