|This week's version|
I'd love to tell you the answer - but at this point in this project - I have no idea. This week I spent a ton of hours putting what I thought at the time was the final design touches to the arch - pinning the baby together and finally sewing it down. Then I got the image for today's blog and thought - hmmmmm - not quite. Sighhhh as my teen would say #thestruggle. I did make a promise to myself to get it basted down and started quilting by Sunday so I gotta make some final - final decisions soon! So I guess I'm still not quite done pinning.
And a word about pinning. What pins do you use? Do you think they make a lot of difference what kind - brand - length etc? Do you change pins with what you're doing??
I came to the realization this week that for me they sure do. I thought I had an extra box of my favorite brand of pins Iris Swiss Superfine pins but of course I didn't. So I had to use my glass head pins instead. OMG what a difference. I couldn't get most of them to pin nicely through the seams and the foundation - they bent - they broke - they were just a general pain. Luckily, I used my handy-dandy Amazon prime membership to buy a couple of tins of Iris pins and they were here in two days. (they don't sell them locally). Once I got them - pinning was a breeze. I didn't realize they changed the packaging and I love the new tin design. I told my husband I should just bite the bullet and buy a tin of 5,000 but since I've only gone through about 2,500 in the first 20 years of quilting maybe that expense can wait a bit.
Still they are amazing. I remember walking into my first quilt shop and Milly, the owner, telling me that she wouldn't use any other pins except those. I though $7 for a box of pins?? She told me she would refund my $$ if I didn't think they were worth it. And of course, they were. Since I got them on Amazon (I swear do they sell everything on there????) for $9.40 a tin they are still a bargain. And yes, I did buy an extra tin. Something tells me that with this masterclass, I'm going to need them.
So what have you been up to creatively?