Friday, January 13, 2012

Lucky Friday the 13th

Happy Friday the 13th!
It's a lucky day for me...17 years ago I was gifted with a baby boy, and although the Dr. tried to force him to enter the world before Friday the 13th, he would not co-operate! Guess he was waiting for his own special/lucky day to enter the world! To see his cuteness - click here.
I have been having some great quilty luck this week in machine quilting a donation quilt. You can see the quilt top on this blog post from last April, when I sewed the borders onto the donated blocks.  I bought the backing on the sale rack at Keepsake Quilting while visiting New Hampshire last June. Yes... this quilt has been sitting and waiting patiently since then! And this week, is it's lucky week to be finished!
The thread I'm using on the top is Aurifil thread and Superior thread is in the bobbin, and it has been a great combination. I haven't had a single thread break or trouble with the tension, which has allowed me to relax and enjoy the machine quilting.
This is the quilt in my sewing machine. I don't know if you can see the quilting design's not a great photo, since it was taken late at night (have I mentioned that sleep is highly overrated?!?).
I am just quilting three wavy, concentric lines in each block, and then horizontal/vertical wavy lines in the borders. Very fun!
Hope you have a lucky Friday the 13th today!


Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

My youngest daughter was born on the 13th, not a Friday. But she did turn 13 on Friday the 13th....she thought that was the coolest birthday ever too.

Diane said...

yeah for that Lucky UFO getting all finished up!

Helen in the UK said...

Loved the link to the luckiest people clip!! I've recently started quilting with Aurafil and really like it too :)

Janet O. said...

I need to try Aurafil--hear so much about it!
Loved the "lucky" video.

Terri said...

Happy Birthday to that very young 17 year old!!! And the video was priceless. Had to have the hubby come and watch it too.

Ellen said...

Happy birthday to your son! I have been using Aurafil lately when quilting. I have found that the quality of the Guttermann thread I have is just not what it used to be. Great video - thanks!

Paulette said...

I am always happy to hear what threads work for quilters. Thanks for sharing that. I'm happy the quilting went well. Enjoyed the Lucky video too. Whew!

Happy Quilter said...

Thanks for the video, great fun. BTW, your new quilt-starts are great.