The Sally Collins class is two days. We get together today, just before noon and we run until six.
I was very keyed up yesterday morning and needed to sew. I put in some shrubbery on the house quilt. Well, that starts to establish the density of things. I did this with teardrops and if you look close, they look like leaves. Wait til you see what I did for tree bark.
Am I the only one that ever wants to name a quilt “It looks better on the back”? I’m loving the back, maybe more than the front.
So, then, I went to class and we learned about teeny tiny piecing. This is my pincushion so far. It still gets another border. And, I’ve started a second one. As I would finish a section, I couldn’t just sit. The second one is a bit more masculine, maybe. Or not. Who cares. How butch can a pincushion actually get?
In case that doesn’t look tiny enough, here it is with a nickel in the middle of it.
My block had some funny seam lines and Sally came by for a bit of personalized feedback on the block at the end of the day and I shared what I didn’t like and she suggested I dampen the block and pin it the way I wanted it to look. I brought it home last night and did exactly that. That eighth inch border wasn’t very lined up where it crossed under the basket block and a bit of water and some pins straightened that right out. Appearances wise anyway.
And, this morning, I got up and pieced the third Barbara Brackman Civil War block.
In case you can’t tell, I cheated. I cut the dark and medium pieces with my tri-recs rulers instead of paper piecing them. It’s not quite the same, but it’s close enough for me. And, way easier.
Okay, so I need to squeeze all my chores into this morning. And, I already wasted most of it.
Be well and have a great Sunday! It’s raining here. Whooooo-hooooo.