It rained all weekend. It rained yesterday and last night. Today we are supposed to get a break in this incredible streak of wet weather. I'm not making any bets. I did finish the edging on Daddio's tumbler quilt while I was sitting inside trying not to go stir crazy. The photos are dreary but it's the best that I could do in the dark.
First, I want to thank the two tools that made all this possible. Without the glue or the needle threader I'd still be slaving away. The glue made piecing go so much easier. I did still baste with thread but at least I didn't have to fight with the edges. As for the needle threader, I hate to admit it but I can't see well enough anymore to thread a needle light or no light. I bought a bunch of these and I'm putting one in every sewing basket.
The part I hate is the the removing of all the paper pieces. I'm always afraid that the whole thing is going to come apart even though it never does.
It still is quite a job. Daddio catches the edges of the paper every so often so you have to be careful.
There they are all ready for the trash. You could recycle them but I don't. I have tried ironing them out and using them again but it just doesn't work for me.
Ta dah....now I have to go figure out a backing. It's got to be as wild and crazy as the front so this may take a while.
That is a quilt FULL of happy colors! That should brighten up even the rainiest week!ReplyDelete
Wow! That is just beautiful. I've never tried paper piecing. I received your package today. Thank you so much! The soaps are just gorgeous and I love the lotion bar. You were very generous and I thank you.ReplyDelete
It's beautiful. Well done to you and Daddio.ReplyDelete
The blanket is so lovely, it can brighten any day!ReplyDelete
It's such a happy riot of color! You will find just what you need for the backing and then it will be another dad/daughter treasure! Sorry about the rain!ReplyDelete
Such happy, happy colors!ReplyDelete
HI Crocs. You'll find the perfect backing I know you will!ReplyDelete
It's beautiful! Daddio has a great eye!ReplyDelete
So that's how paper piecing works! I've always wondered.ReplyDelete
What a cheerful, fun quilt. It will be much loved.
You are so very talented. Knitting, spinning, quilting and soap making.......what a woman!! And thanks again for the wonderful package I received yesterday.ReplyDelete
So cool! I would be terrified of the thing coming apart as well. I mean it's the whole idea of "removing" any building block right? Even if you know it's purpose. Anyhow, it looks fabulous and i love the pile of discarded paper photo.ReplyDelete
Great quilt! The best part of rain besides the free water is you don't have to feel guilty about not working in the yard.ReplyDelete
It looks fantastic.ReplyDelete