Thread chicken

On Sunday, I was up at Mom’s again, hoping to put a dent in my pile of quilt tops. I decided to work on Kitty in the Sky with Diamonds. It’s a little bigger than lap size, so I knew I could quilt it in a long afternoon. It’s also a commission from Sam, so if I got it done, we could make a playdate in the near future and I could deliver both her quilts at once.

Normally, when I quilt something, I just raid Mom’s extensive thread stash. But on one of my last orders from MSQ, I got a spool of bright pink thread that I thought would be just perfect for Kitty. And I was right… it was just perfect.

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It looked just fabulous on the black, popped beautifully on the white, and faded in nicely with all the other busy blocks. (And yep, I’m still doing loops). I had about 1/3 of the quilt left to do when I ran out of wound bobbins. Mom wound another one up for me, but then…

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There definitely wasn’t enough left for the top. I played thread chicken and lost…

It’s easy enough to order more, but with a $10 shipping fee, it’s not worth just ordering thread. We agreed that we’ll wait for a good daily deal, then add the thread (and maybe a few other things on) and do a shared order.

Luckily, Sam doesn’t need the quilt until camping season… which is months away.

7 thoughts on “Thread chicken

  1. Grrrr! I , too, have had that happen! When I told my daughter my dilemma, she said she had some cuz she had bought it on sale, too!!! I ‘m sorry you have to wait but glad you aren’t missing a deadline at least! Beautiful thread choice, btw!

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  2. Shirley

    That is a great thread choice for the quilt! Too bad you lost in thread chicken but you have a great backup plan. Who knows what goodies you might get in the process.

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