Saturday, February 21, 2009

Crack of Dawn

I woke up at 7 this morning and figured I better buck up and get that charm quilt pinned. I didn't actually start pinning until 7:30.

I figured it'd take me 1.5 hours to pin it, but it actually took two. 2 hours and 440 pins! Yes, my finger is really mad at me. :)


I wasn't fast enough to get it all pinned before my husband woke up, so I did some creative rolling so he could at least access his computer.

On the bright side, he made me breakfast of scrambled eggs and sourdough toast. Just what I needed after all that pinning!


Before I can start free-motioning, I really need to make a dent in the pile of dishes... my cook has officially gone on a strike! :P

Leah

10 comments:

♪♪Melody♪♪ and Puddin said...

your colors are wonderful. I am very interested in your free motion quilting. Hope you will show a picture. One thing I really need to know about is what kind of batting is used in the free motion quilting.

Leanne said...

I too love the colours.

But I also love patch quilts too

Love Leanne

Laurie said...

Very nice, Leah! I like your colors too!

What a nice breakfast! Hope the finger feels better!

Erin said...

I love the colours in this quilt, what charm pack line did you use? its gorgeous!

Shannon said...

Love the quilt. Wow, that IS a lot of pins!

lesthook said...

Your quilt has turned out very nice!

holly said...

I was wondering how close together do you put your pins?

Leah S said...

@Holly, they are every 4.5" apart - in the center of each square. Then all around the border.

I've pinned up to 7 inches apart, or close as 3". Usually, I tend to pin at repeats. Like every corner or ever center of a block.

Tracey said...

440 pins...wowser. I bet your finger is mad at you :-)
Love the colors. How do you pin on the carpet? I'd love to know your trick...

desertskyquilts said...

Sore fingers, but worth the work. I love the rustic look of it. It would be so at home in a cabin, or on a dorm bed, or just anywhere you put it. I love having a cook. DH does it all!