Quilters Gone To Pieces!
“But it’s not done yet!” they say as I come closer to get a photo of a beautiful quilt in the making –
“That’s exactly what we want to see!” I reply – knowing that seeing the project in progress is more inspiring to get others to want to sew, than simply seeing the overwhelming finish as a whole.
Agree? Disagree? What stage of a project encourages you to want to dive in, chop up fabric, and sew it all back together?
Besides – Gail’s lovely purple featherweight looks so GOOD next to her exploding heart quilt as it comes together.
It’s like “Quilting still life” Where the machine, the pieces, the tools, notions, thread – everything – becomes a whole scene that we can also see ourselves part of.
Across the room this one is also coming together –
And by the time I returned from the dentist – there was the finish up on the design wall.
Check out the lips on these fish! Cute!
And I love this – I shared a bit of it in yesterday’s post –
Some of you asked for the pattern:
Here you go!
Sashings are being added!
Some are putting on bindings –
While new projects of giant flying geese are on portable design walls in the foyer.
I may have had to spend a chunk of the afternoon sitting in a dentist’s chair – but the quilters just kept on quilting!
It’s nice to know they could hold down the fort while I was away!
It’s fun to have Gail & her Quilt Buddies in residence for the weekend!
As for that dentist thing – I’ve got to go back and have an old filling replaced. Oh, the upkeep of half-a-century old teeth. It’s always patch-patch-patch, isn’t it?
The upside is – it’s not going to need a crown at this point. So there’s that.
Post dental work: Step out photos!
I’m still in the “borderlands” of writing the New River Star pattern. I’m including optional methods of making flying geese – and since I didn’t take photos of optional methods while making the border myself, I’m having to backtrack a bit to make sample units and photograph the process.
Question: When I do this – include several different ways to make a unit – does it help you?
I never know.
And then there are even MORE ways to get the job done – so what if the 4 ways I present do not include the method that someone else prefers? (There is always YouTube!)
In other words – am I spinning my wheels including these methods?
I have included traditional rotary cutting (Always a standard) My Essential Triangle Tool method, Stitch & Flip corners with drawn lines and the Simple Folded Corners Ruler way.
Is that enough, or too much really?
The sooner I finish this pattern writing thing, the sooner I can get back to my own sewing!
I think we are going to shoot for the “over the porch rail” photos today – tomorrow looks horrid. As in possibility of snow/freezing rain bad.
It is what it is – so we’ll just quilt through it!
Quiltville Quote of the Day –
Instead of putting others in their place, put yourself in their place.
Oftentimes this will lead to the realization that your problems are not as bad as you think they are.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!