Wednesday, January 26, 2011

WIP Wednesday 1.25.11

Sorry I haven't been posting much lately. I figured it was a good idea not to post because all I want to do is whine about what a pain moving is!

My biggest WIP is to get this room packed up today. The move is Friday so it all needs to get put in boxes. 

I did manage to finish my postage stamp quilt for Rachel's Quilt A Long. I'm pretty happy with it, but will say that if I had a design wall I would have done it differently. I do love this fabric SO much. I'm excited that the yardage is finally hitting stores. Now I just have to decide on backing and binding fabric for this one.

I'm working on ideas for my Make Mine Modern Swap partner. I'm thinking some Parisville Cameos are going to be right up her alley.

I'm also still working on my hexagons for the Spice Up The Kitchen Swap. I'm glad I have some hand sewing to do because I can keep this out to work on when everything else gets packed. That way I can at least feel productive!

My curtain fabrics still sit untouched. So does my daughters quilt. 

I got accepted to a new group of the do. Good Stitches Charity Bee. I'm excited to be a part of this group and just hope I can get my machine unpacked in time for it's start in February! 

I must end this list here because my eye is starting to twitch. I know I have some other projects in process, but I can't even think about it now! Hopefully I'll have some more fun stuff to post about next week. But for now it will be quiet on this blog.

Oh - I did have a question this week inspired by the postage stamp quilt a long. Do you pin as you sew?  I would normally pin something as small as this postage stamp quilt, but quickly found that if I wanted to get this done fast I needed to skip it. And seeing Rachel (the host) mention that she NEVER pins, made me feel better about not pinning. Just don't look too closely at my seams. ha ha!  How about you - are you a pinner?


17 comments:

Elizabeth D. said...

Are you in my circle, in do.Good.Stitches? I just got in this week, too! I'm in the Bliss circle and super looking forward to it. Your postage stamp quilt top looks fantastic, I love it! Good luck with the move on Friday! Funny you ask about pins - I've become a non-pinner. I used to pin religiously, but somehow I've stopped doing it and I don't think I miss it a bit!

Mary said...

I like the way your postage stamp quilt turned out, must have taken a bit of planning! I don't pin often, only if I HAVE to. I think it's me being lazy, though, and if something goes awry, I just rip it out or call it "extra character" :)

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

love the postage stamp quilt

Leila said...

I LOVE you postage stamp quilt.

I rarely pin. Only if something is super long. With something like the postage stamp quilt, I would just try to line up my next seams and ease in any excess if possible.

Again it looks amazing. Good luck with your move!

Candace said...

I really like your take on the postage stamp quilt. Fabulous job.

Rachel said...

Your quilt looks great. I look forward to seeing it quilted.

Good luck with the packing. I hate the whole moving process. While you might getca better living situation, it sure is a pain to make it all happen.

Wandering Minstrel said...

Your postage stamp quilt looks fantastic!

And to answer your question--yes, I pin. I pin like crazy! I'm making a twin-size HST pinwheel quilt right now, and I have been pinning the geewhillikers out of my blocks and now joining blocks together. My pinwheel points would never have a chance of lining up otherwise.

You know, though? It never even occurred to me NOT to pin. And hearing that many others don't? Maybe I will reduce my pinning behavior a little, on my next quilt...

Our Busy Little Bunch said...

WOW ~ the quilt looks awesome! What a lot of tiny little pieces! I'm a pinner when matching seams, but probably would opt out for that number of pieces too!

fallingforpieces said...

I like the color effect in your postage stamp quilt. Good luck packing up!

Kati said...

Love your postage stamp quilt. That came together great. I'm an obsessive pinner when it comes to seams lining up--otherwise, never. I'm OCD about my seams matching.

AMKreations said...

That is beautiful! WOW! Sorry you have to pack up and move...I was thinking...do you eat at that table? I probably would never want to put my machine away. =)

sometimes I pin, sometimes I don't...it depends on what I'm doing. =)

Jessica said...

love love love your postage stamp quilt! I really like how your color arrangement is..I have about half my blocks pieced, and I've stalled on it for the moment. I love Central Park too, so cute!

Lee said...

Wow, love the postage stamp quilt. I didn't think I wanted to do that quilt-along, but between yours and a few others I've seen around, I might have to put it on my list. Like I really need another quilt-along!

I often try to get away without pinning, but I usually regret it. : ) My seams come together so much better when I pin. I often have to remind myself not to get lazy about it.

Thanks for linking up with WIP Wednesday, have a great week!

Rainy said...

I too am making the postage stamp quilt, or I should say I will be. I am curious on what you would have changed, if you had a design wall? Yours has certainly given me the idea of keeping the same blocks in the same row.

Katie B. said...

I love your postage stamp quilt! I'm surprised to hear you'd do it differently. I wouldn't change a thing!

I'm not a pinner. I'm working on a postage stamp quilt too, and I can't imagine pinning all of those little pieces!

fionabakesandcrafts said...

Your postage stamp quilt is absolutely beautiful!

Angie said...

I do like your postage stamp quilt. Since these are small, and you can butt your seam together, pinning isn't always needed; however, I still pin!

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