Tuesday, 23 October 2012

No Such Thing As Too Many Pins

I do a lot of my sewing breaking 'the rules' and I certainly avoid pinning when I think I can get away with it. But today was not one of those occasions. I pinned for England. And then I went cross-eyed sewing as close to the edge of the wonky dresden as I could.


I decided to hand quilt this little project and got my hera marker out to try and mark a pattern. It was a dismal effort. Marking curves, without a template or any guide, is nigh on impossible. I decided to stitch it the way I usually stitch things. Just eyeball it and hope for the best.


If you are making up something as you go along it is probably a good thing not to have a grand plan for it. It takes the pressure off. But so far I am liking the way it is looking.

Susan

34 comments:

  1. it's so lovely, I can't wait to see what it becomes!

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  2. It is looking good but I'm going to do what my mother always does to me and it's infuriating: What's it for?

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  3. I'm enjoying seeing your progress on this and excited to see what it turns into.

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  4. Looks fab, that hand stitching is gorgeous.

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  5. Really love this! Eyeballing is much underused these days :-)

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  6. Looking great!! You eye ball pretty straight!!

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  7. It is looking great and you have very good eyeballs, as your stitching looks very uniform.

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  8. Ooh...your wonky Dresden is beautiful. Di x

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  9. AND IT LOOKS AMAZING! The hand quilting is perfect here.

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  10. And dd you manage not to hit any of the pins? I always seem to go to fast and refuse to stop, trying to pull them out while still sewing!

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  11. I love a good eyeball and you definitely have one!

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  12. Curves+pins= success!! This is looking great!

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  13. Such a great idea.
    I love all the yellows and oranges.

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  14. Your eyeballing looks pretty good from here!

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  15. The hand quilting is looking gorgeous!

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  16. Looks like you do better free hand than using a Hera marker! It is looking exciting as ever...

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  17. Laughing at the idea of you pinning for England but it was probably a wise choice. I am a slacker when it comes to pinning too but I think anything circular calls for plenty of pins! The results look fabulous.

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  18. See! Such a clever lady! And with an eyeball to match! Looking good missus!

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  19. Looking great. Eyeballing seems to be the way to go.

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  20. Fabulous darling; now get that fluff off your sewing machine!

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  21. I'm liking where it's going too! Lovely pics too! Jxo

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  22. Oh Susan, you're the eye balling queen!:) I think it looks fantastic... so far :) But it could elevate to shockingly amazing when you're done :)))

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  23. Sometimes when I become a "Plunger" instead of a "Planner" . . . it goes pear shaped. But I never learn my lesson.
    You definitely aren't in that category. This wonky dresden is delicious!

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  24. Looking fab so far! I can't master that flipping hera for love nor money, especially with curves, so I just wing it with Frixion pens...

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  25. This is going to be stunning.

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  26. Just love the way it is looking! You do come up with incredible ideas!

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  27. Now I know you are brilliant!

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