Saturday, November 12, 2016

Scrappy Saturday Spools #2

For the rest of the year, I am really trying to finish my scrappy spools quilt. You can read more about this project in last Saturday's post.
Progress has been made and I have completely finished the top left corner. That was a lot of work filling in the setting blocks on the edges and sewing the diagonal rows together.
I think I procrastinate this stage of quilt making because it is challenging to sew the long rows together and the whole thing is just unwieldy and not fun. I am pinning every seam join as I go along which takes a long time. Sometimes I don't use pins at all, but this project just needs them.
Linking up to RSC over at SoScrappy and Oh Scrap.

25 comments:

  1. I'm currently sewing together an "on point" quilt. I'm just past the halfway point, which feels good! Yours is looking fantastic!

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  2. putting big quilts can be a pain at the time but when they are done they are worth it!

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  3. Lots of tedious work here now but how beautiful it looks thus far!

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  4. This quilt is going to look amazing, and you are going to be so happy that you pinned all those seams. I look as pins as my friends. They keep me in line. Haha.

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  5. Pins can be annoying but it takes less time to pin then to take apart the rows. Blessings!

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  6. I don't like to pin either, but there are times you have to. This is just stunning!!

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  7. What a fun and happy quilt! I don't like long seams with lots of matching either but the end result is always worth all of the effort!

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  8. Ooh, la, la! I also procrastinate when it comes to long rows and hundreds of pins, but, you're right, it needs it!

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  9. It is not the most fun stage, but it does get you so much closer to having a finished quilt.

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  10. That is looking great! I too have a problem with this stage... I have started sewing in 'blocks' and it is easier... but not with this type of setting. Just think of the beautiful quilt top you will have at the end for hand stitching.

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  11. I too procrastinate at sewing rows together. At first, it is fun but the bigger things get, the more it is to hold and move around. I have tried working in sections and that helps but the whole thing comes to a point where you just have to deal with it.

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  12. Chain piecing and butted seams is always easier for me - no pins and for me its more precise. I love how this simple block looks so complex when joined.

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  13. I am a "pinner", but it does take a long time.

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  14. It is a hassle for sure but your progress is steady! I always start pinning from the far end of the seam I'm working on, so when I put the last pin in, it is ready to go under the needle immediately without more rearranging all the bulk.

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  15. Oh, I hear you about pins! I skip the pinning whenever it's possible, but as you say some quilts do need it. Sigh. It will be worth it in the end. I still think this is gorgeous :)

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  16. I am currently working on a quilt project that needs pins galore and I have lost my interest in it because of that. It is supposed to just have the seams lock together and zip along, but none of the seams line up then. Your project is beautiful. I can't wait to see it completed.

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  17. Oh gosh! I pin everything! I'm so awkward when I sew seams for some reason, and if I don't pin them, nothing matches!
    Your quilt top is fantastic! Lots of tedious work but I think it will be worth it in the long run!

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  18. Great progress, Kathy. It can be hard to motivate myself to sew rows and then put them together--hence the stacks of finished blocks in my sewing room. : )
    Pinning is definitely a must at this stage to me!

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  19. I feel the same way about long seams-- yucky!! Today I was sewing a long seam and planned to take a break after it. I sewed the entire thing with no bobbin thread! Argh!!!

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  20. I really like your block setting. Your finished design will be well worth all the extra work. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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  21. This is going to be so pretty when it's all together!

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  22. Your rainbow effect is coming along beautiful. So keep at, on the downhill side it will go faster.

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  23. This is going to be stunning. I would pin like crazy also!

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