Saturday, March 17, 2007


Today's National Quilting Day. I thought it was St. Patrick's Day. ;) Yup, I wore green. My wedding ring has 3 emeralds, so I'm always wearing green. But I added a green scrunchie and a green shirt today.

Anyhow, I did get a few hours of quilting in today! Just these three hearts.

The top heart is a little crooked (the points) but it doesn't bother me, because I put all 44 pieces (each block) together without pinning! I hate pinning. I think that's the biggest thing I dread in quilting. Using my yellow-head pins. I've learned to just do it when I need to, but I sure try my best not to. :P And it's not all pins, I don't mind safety pinning quilts for quilting. I think I mostly dread trying not to sew over the pins. But sometimes I have a piece that's so off that I need to sew over the pin to ensure that it stays properly in it's spot. But I still don't like it. :)

Tomorrow's going to be fun (not)... I need to grade my husband's student's articles. Since I've been doing it for over a year, my husband doesn't really know "how" to grade them, and I'm a much bigger stickler than he is. If it's wrong, it gets marked! :)



QuiltingFitzy said...

Hmmm, I didn't wear green nor sew. Bad Fitzy.

I did pack more boxes tho...Good Fitzy, lol...OH! and I worked on my current pair of socks!

Helen in the UK said...

Love your heart blocks. I try and only use pins when I have to - usually on longer seams or with little fiddly blocks. Glad to hear you are a consistently firm grader on papers :)