Wednesday, June 27, 2007

I'm Out of My Head When You're Not Around

The pillow top is sandwiched.


Gah. I miss sandwiches. Yum. And bread? I totally miss bread. Soft, chew sourdough. And French bread, Goddess how I miss French bread.

Oh. Yeah. Right.

I got the pillow top sandwiched. And three of the center blocks hand quilted.

Why did the ladies at the quilt store freak out when I mentioned hand quilting? What the fuck?

18 comments:

Chickenbells said...

My mother was in a quilting group when I was little, young her and a bunch of older women...they hand quilted. I don't think people do that anymore (I didn't when I made my first quilt...well, my only one...) I am excited to see your finished pillow! Man...I miss bread too. I haven't had "real" bread in the house in years. sigh.

oilclothjunkie said...

oooo, you need to show me how to do that!!!

PamKittyMorning said...

Ohh I freak out too! I love machine quilting. But there's room for everyone out there. Love the pillow!

paper. string. cloth said...

I can't tell you how exiting it is for me to see something you're making.....
Hand quilting is Totally Insane. But there is some weird absolutely-worth-it quality to it that is immensely satisfying.
Good luck! Can't wait to see the finished product....

Leah xx

laeroport said...

My mom has a full sized bed quilt (double wedding ring) that her mother hand pieced while she was pregnant, but ran out of white feedsack fabric before she finished. And then she died when my mother was born. It only needs about a fat quarter of feedsack to finish the piecing, which my MIL is looking for on e-bay. Then my mother wants to finish the top and then hand quilt the whole thing. It sounds daunting, but a fun and meditative at the same time.

At least you're starting out with something managable. :)

Mary said...

That is so pretty! Love the combination of fabrics.

Gina (Pineapple Diary) said...

I love that orange fabric with the tall flowers...

I've been using corn tortillas alot for sandwiches. Not the same. But a little chewy and doesn't fall apart like most GF breads. Just heat them in a dry frypan. Yum. :)

lera said...

I can't believe you are hand quilting. More power to you, girl! I really can't wait to see it when it's finished. Do you think you'll finish before Aaron gets home?

amy h said...

Yeah, the quilt shop women gave me some looks when I said I was hand-quilting my quilt (which still isn't done). I've already told Chris that if something happens to me before that thing gets finished, he has to pay someone to get it done. :)

What is that tool there in the pic?

Mebsmommy said...

Hand quilting is SO much prettier than machine, and on a project this size I think you will really appreciate it.

Pretzels and cream cheese, straight out of the tub. plain. Ya know, that salty and sweet thing. yummy

Marsha said...

I have a friend who does the whole quilt by hand, no machine at all, even when joining pieces of fabric. She just sits and sews, always has a little something to sew close at hand.

Ali said...

I love hand quilting (oh, apart from the bleeding fingers bit). But what I really want to know is wtf is that tool in the picture? I'm baffled.

Chara Michele said...

So pretty, I can't wait to see how it looks finished!

Personally I don't think I would have the patience for hand quilting. I don't even hand sew stuff when I really should, I often use the machine instead:)

monica said...

looking gooooodd!

Heidijayhawk said...

super cool honey! how exactly do you do that?!

Soo said...

The cushion looks great! I'd like to know too....what's the wooden tool?!

cheryl said...

pretty pretty!!!

TinkerBlue said...

Looking good. I admire your bravery. I'm not going anywhere near the whole quilting thing. Unless it's to buy something that someone else has quilted.