One of the dirty secrets about quilting is the amount of thread trimming that goes on. Once you have a quilt top assembled, you have to flip it over and trim off ALL the errant thread ends and clean up the back of the quilt before you can sandwich it with the batting and the backing fabric. I always think about leaving them and not worrying about it, but I know those little buggers will sneak out and worm their way to the top of the quilt eventually. It's a bit of a pain but it's a necessity. I guess it's like weaving in ends on knitting - nobody *really* likes to do it, but there's no way around it.
In case you haven't figured it out yet, I've chosen PBR as my next 'just finish it already' project. So this afternoon that's what I'll be doing. Snipping. Snipping. Snipping (and catching up on all the MDSW recaps.) I'm hoping to start quilting it tomorrow. I picked up some matching red and black variegated thread and I'm excited to try it out. While I'm snipping and quilting and reading I'm plotting ways to save up some dough and get to Maryland next year. Using stash fabrics and finishing old projects should be a good way to start, hey?