Thursday, March 24, 2011

so here it is!!

I am so excited. I FINALLY after a gazillion tries got the needle threaded...not once but enough times to finish this...

I am not so happy with the way the upper left hand corner looks, but maybe it will be ok once it is sewn to another quarter of the block.   Want a closeup? 

I forgot that I need to clip the curved seams.  Although it does lay flat!!  I was so excited I sat and watched Survivor and did this...

By the time Krista was booted off Redemption Island and Stephanie voted onto Redemption Island..(Go Matt!) I had hand pieced the arc and started pinning it to the inside background.  And I finally had to go get a pincushion from the sewing room.  I am off today to find a Clover automatic needle threader and maybe some nice sharp pins.  I am not a pinner usually so the ones I have seem very thick.  I think I need to invest in some nice thin ones... maybe some silk pins?  I don't really know much about pins...Marsha said she will check in on my progress, so maybe she uses a certain pin?  I can look in Paducah during the show... And I am thinking of taking a hand piecing class at the Quilted Fox in town.. I know that with anything there are tips and tricks that I will not learn on my own...but it's kind of expensive at $65 for 4 - 2 hour classes...

NEWS FLASH...was talking out loud and hubby says "oh, sign up for the class"...  Yea..it starts next Wednesday..."where's the credit card, honey?"


Nancy

8 comments:

Splendorfalls said...

Your block is so pretty!

I don't use pins too often either, but when I do (like with this block)I like the long skinny ones too. I've had the best luck with Clover brand pins (the flower head ones and the glass head ones). I've bought other brands and was disappointed, but it's all personal preference!

Love your blog posts; you always make me smile or laugh!

Diane said...

Some of my best quilting tips and techniques have come from taking classes. Have fun!

I'm a Survivor watcher too! I was so happy when Russell was gone for good. Although there has never been anyone like him to find hidden idols with no clues.

Pat said...

I think it's looking very good. I'm sure the class will give you a lot of good tips! ENJOY!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Looking good! Enjoy the class ;-)

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

Looks great to me...wish I knew more about hand piecing. Yay, for hubby. Enjoy the class.

Deanna said...

You did a great job on that quilt block. It will all go together beautifully.

I wish I could take that class with you. It would be a lot of fun. Hope you learn a ton of great tips and tricks.

I'm a survivor fan too. When they voted Russell off I about lost my voice cheering.

Miss Nancy said...

It really looks good! Love the colors! I would use a few pins. You know me. Clover pins are wonderful especially if the head of the pin is rounded. The finer the pin the better. You will enjoy the class. It does sound like fun.

Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

Anne D said...

The block looks great. It is a great idea to take a class. Enjoy it. I would love to do then class with you.