Maybe I should listen to Deb more often

I’m not very adventuresome when it comes to using different threads in my longarm. I have a group of threads that work well for me and I’m intolerant of pokies so I hadn’t bothered to try the Superior King Tut variegated thread even though Deb raved about how much she loved it. I bought a spool (or two) at MQS and it was just perfect for this UFO.

I’ve got great tension even with using a beige permacore thread in the bobbin and a variegated green King Tut in the top – no pokies – and the colors in the King Tut thread are really subtle and suit this scrap quilt well.

The pantograph is Lush Leaves from Lorien Quilting.

Thanks for all the birthday wishes…I’m not sure why I’m letting being alone on my birthday get me down – it probably has to do with other things going on in my life right now. On Monday, I think I’ll take Jeanne’s advice and visit a nearby quilt shop (that I didn’t know existed) and treat myself to lunch.

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16 thoughts on “Maybe I should listen to Deb more often

  1. Candace

    The quilt looks beautiful, I like the Lush Leaves quilting. I second Jeanne’s advice. Shopping and lunch sounds good.

  2. Laurie

    I jsut LOVE the King Tut variegated…it is the BEST! I’m glad you listened to deb! I would NOT like to be by myself for my bday either! it’s ok to be sad…

  3. Gypsy Quilter

    Those are wonderful leaves. Such a timeless design. Going to a quilt shop is a perfect birthday treat!

  4. Karol-Ann

    Happy Birthday wishes!! Hope you feel brighter soon. Lovely quilting on what looks like a gorgeous UFO (love the colors!)

  5. JudyL

    I’ve always had good results with King Tut thread too. They have such nice colors! Happy belated birthday to you. Have fun on Monday at the quilt shop.

  6. Vicki W

    I’m glad you tried King Tut. I adore that thread and it looks great on your quilt. Glad to see you quilting.

  7. mamaspark

    I really like all of Superior threads. I don’t think anyone likes to be alone on your birthday. My DH is a pilot and is almost never home for bday or anniversary. I don’t like it but have gotten used to it. I think a trip to the quilt store and lunch sounds like a great plan. Got a friend you can take along? = )

  8. Diane

    The quilt is beautiful. Lunch and a quilt store for your birthday sound wonderful.

    Hope that whatever is going on in your life resolves itself. I am thinking of you.

  9. Denise in PA

    HI Mary – the quilt is beautiful. I have never used King Tut but I keep hearing so many good things about it and it does look great on your quilt. Love the panto also, I get so many good panto ideas from you -thanks! I’m sending Happy Birthday wishes your way – you’ll just have to have an extra special celebration when Keith gets back!

  10. Nicole

    That all over leaf quilting design is lovely. I will suggest that my quilter get it if she doesn’t have it already. Happy birthday weekend. Treat yourself!

  11. Anonymous

    Mary, looks like your are out of your funk. Love the quilting and the quilt. I like that panto too.
    Happy Birthday on Monday and have a fun day. Buy yourself a nice treat at the fabric store.
    Diane in Alaska

  12. Passionate Quilter

    Great job on the quilt–I love King Tut as well. Happy Birthday a bit late–treating yourself to lunch and a new quilt shop sounds like a great solution to the ‘funk’. We all understand your feeling down on your lonely bday. He’ll be home soon and you can make up for it! 🙂

  13. Kathy

    Aren’t you glad you tried the King Tut thread? I just LOVE IT and use it a lot!

    Happy Birthday!

  14. Evelyn aka Starfishy

    As always, I love your quilting – the top and quilting on this one go together so well. Beautiful quilt Mary!


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