Thursday, December 20, 2012

Picnic Comes Together!

 I spent several hours today getting the Picnic blocks sewn into a quilt top.  I did the first half by Eleanor Burns' method where you don't cut the threads and then they line up into nice little rows to sew, etc.  I thought this was going along famously on the left half of the quilt and then somehow my threads twisted and I had a mess!  I couldn't figure out how to untangle it...so I snipped a few threads, laid them out and sewed it up.  One thing I forgot was to doublecheck they were still lined up with the right blocks (each block is turned opposite the one next to, above and below it).  I will spare you the picture but there was some serious unsewing and resewing happening after I took a second to sit back and "admire" my work.  I could have laughed...Eleanor has a great method and only I could figure out a way to mess that up!  Seriously I was thinking I should rename the blog "My Misadventures in Quilting!"  but the second half I did like I normally do and it went together just fine!

 Weather outside here in AZ is fabulous so I took it out for some pictures...still working on getting my camera to not overexpose, but it is better than before.
Here I am smiling with it and see the Packer flag in the background?  
I am tickled to death with how it came out...now to decide what to put in the back!  
In other news we took a sewing break and went and saw The Hobbit (all four of us) and it was really good, but Coleman was ticked at the ending..he isn't too thrilled with ..to be continued!  

1 comment:

Teresa in Music City said...

Very happy and lively quilt! I love all the color and movement :*)