Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Squeeeeeee!!!

Just a little announcement... because I'm totally excited!! I FINISHED all of my 25 pinwheel blocks for Rachel's Pinwheel Quilt Along!!! The final 4 I wrapped up tonight! *Squeeeeeeee!!* No, I don't need a bag to breathe in....yet. ;)

The last thing I need to do before the sashing is to make my mini pinwheels (min pins). Again. Yes, again. I had already made up 10 of them and then a few days later (in the shower no less...this seems to be where I remember everything I forgot) I realized that I had used the wrong background fabric for them. If that's not a "hityourselfontheheadreallyhardlikeadork" moment, I don't know what is. So....tomorrow I need to re-make all 16 of them. Then...she's ready to be pieced with sashing...be still my heart. :)

I'm trying to figure out how to quilt this thing. It's my baby and I don't want to ruin it and I'm not so established in the actual quilting part. I thought about straight line quilting it every 1/2 inch, but with it being nearly 80" square, I might just be totally whacko for attempting that. I mean, that's like 160 lines, 80" long..EACH. Yipes! I could squiggly line quilt it, which I would need to practice because I'm not so hot at that either, so even though straight lining it would take a great deal of time, I know I'd like it better. 

Do you think straight line quilting it would look good? All suggestions greatly appreciated! :)

This is the part that is going to stress me out the most, but, I'll cross that bridge when I get there! For now, I will revel in the excitement that all my blocks are done and I am head over heels in love with all them!!

Much Love!!!

3 comments :

  1. Hooray for being done with your blocks! That's so awesome. Bummer about the "mini pinnies," but at least you got lots of practice, right? :-)

    I'm definitely straight line quilting mine because I'm too scared to learn free-motion . . . for now! I love pretty much any straight-line quilting that Ashley at Film In The Fridge does. Have you checked out her quilting? So awesome!

    Good luck! Can't wait to see yours!

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  2. I just saw your blocks on flickr! They look great! You found some really cool ones.
    I did try the paper piecing block......and I LOVE IT! You were right, once you figure it out it's so easy! I've started on a second, and have a couple more blocks to finish (redo).

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  3. I hate that part so you are on your own :) I have a long arm quilter that is awesome not far from me so I don't even pretend to bother.
    I would still be breathing in the bag.ha.ha.ha.a

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