Five years ago today, I had a life changing event. I had brain surgery to fix my ruptured aneurysm. It truly is a humble experience. I've learned not only that life in itself is a great blessing but getting a second chance is beyond measure. Every new day is icing on the cake. I wake up everyday with gratitude that I'm still here with my family and still able to do things that I love. Life is precious, don't throw it away. Every day is a gift, use it to do something good for someone.
I continue to sew almost everyday. Some days are better than the others. Some days I feel like I can conquer the world, other days not so much; just glad that I can get out of bed. And that's ok. Life is filled with ups and downs. If you're down, just pick yourself up and go on. The truth is sometimes I forget what I just wrote so I have to remind myself.
I'm happy to report that the Star Bright quilt repair is done. I appreciate the many great comments and suggestions. Things went smoothly, better than expected. I did top stitch on all the diagonal seams, on top of the vertical and horizontal seams which are the old quilting lines. After the quilt came out of the dryer, I can't tell the difference as in the pictures below. My apologies for the colors in the photo which are not consistent. I used different editing programs.
I used Aurifil color 2311 (50/2) for quilting. For piecing I used a thread that I got from a local quilt show. I don't remember the brand but this photo of the label underneath the cone is all the info I have. The thread is Prime Piecing 70/2 which is very thin. I like to piece with this thread because the seams lay very flat. I usually use the default setting 2.5 stitch length. I think this might contribute to the reason why the thread broke. I don't think I'll use this thread for piecing any more.
Now compare the picture from 2017 and 2021.
I still have little bit of batting bearded through the top as I wrote about it here. Now the problem is not as bad as before.
Have a great quilting day.