Tuesday, July 6, 2010

I got some sewing done...


Hi everyone! I hope you are all well. I have been doing some sewing, even though I have not posted in quite a few days. I don't have pictures of all my projects, but do have the picture of the center of my Jack-the-piper quilt. I'm still working on the flying geese border. But I got quite a bit of it done last night. This has definitely been a more challenging block. The center of the block was paper pieced. That part went together quite easily. But the outer triangles were a challenge. At first I was making the seams too big, even with my 1/4 inch foot. I wasn't getting the 10 1/2 inch block I needed. I was always short. Then, I tried to make the seams scant. But then it was too big and I was cutting off the corners when the sashing went on. Ahhhh!!!! Well, I did my best. Mr. Seam Ripper got a lot of use. Oh Well!!!! I like the way it's looking. I'm pretty sure my girlfriend will like it.

Hugs

Ariane

12 comments:

Poppyprint said...

It looks great Ariane - I feel your piecing pain, tho. That's frustrating! She'll never know (unless she reads your blog, of course) and I bet she LOVES it.

Lesly said...

That's spectacular! I love that block, and the dark sashing is awesome - I'm sure she'll be thrilled!

MandMStudio said...

I love the colors and pattern of this quilt. It really looks awesome. Yeah Ive been getting reacquainted with my seam ripper as well:(

Dianne said...

stunning! i can't wait to see how you do the borders!

a good yarn said...

It's a stunning quilt so far Ariane and well worth all the frustration in piecing it. Ann :-)

Amy said...

I love the variations in color that you used. It's looking really nice. I am so sorry about all the seam ripping. I just got done using mine quite a bit too and it is never fun!

Jennifer said...

That's really great! It is coming along very well.

call me crazy said...

Ariane it is beautiful! You are doing a great job! Sorry you had to rip a bit, but the result is gorgeous! Happy stitchin'!

Michele said...

wow so pretty ariane! your piecing looks so good! i'm thinking that your little girlfriend will LOVE it!

Dresden Quilter said...

I love it, love it, love it. I have to start using black more often.

SarahVee said...

Your blocks are great. It's a beautiful quilt. Can't wait to see the rest of it!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

It's gorgeous! I'm sure your friend will love it!