I still have the mailing label stickers on all of the block centers because I'm paranoid about messing up the layout. Pinning these blocks together is going SO slowly and, now that I'm trying to pin two complete rows together, the pins I've already put in are getting caught up on each other and getting pulled out... Grrr...
I've got my #97D Patchwork foot with seam guide on my Bernina, which I love -- because it lets me focus 100% of my attention AHEAD of the needle and presser foot, so I can make sure the raw fabric edges are perfectly aligned and the lower seam allowances aren't flipped BEFORE they get to the needle. But using that seam guide means my pins are in "backwards," with the pin heads to the left and the tips of the pins pointing to the right, and no part of the pin is protruding beyond the edge of the fabric.
|See How I'm Using Just the Tip of My Pins?|
|First Two Rows Together!|
|Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy!|
|Original 19th Century Pineapple Log Cabin Quilt|
|As Square As I Can Manage|
With 36 blocks rather than 16, my quilt is twice as large as the original even before factoring in the borders mine will have. Here's that original 19th century quilt again:
|Full View of Original Quilt, 74 x 76|
I absolutely love how vibrant and MODERN this antique quilt feels, don't you? Although, gotta confess -- with as long as I've been working on this quilt, I've got misgivings about actually putting it on my bed and sleeping under it once it's finished. Maybe I should make a clear vinyl "duvet cover" to protect it like the Italian grandmothers used to put on their sofas?
|Clear Vinyl Cover For My Pineapple Quilt? Yea or Nay?|
Okay, break's over -- back to work, everyone! Today I'm linking up with:
• Whoop Whoop Fridays at www.confessionsofafabricaddict.blogspot.com
• Finished Or Not Friday at www.busyhandsquilts.blogspot.com