Wednesday, March 26, 2014

PIN CURLS

So this is where I was this morning....

 Finally cut out some more and stream lined sewing.

 Here they are all sewn together.

When I am done with the border this quilt should measure 70" x 86".

I have found that I do not like opening the seams.  I would much rather just flip the seam to one side besides I think it gives the quilt more strength.

What I did learn about open seams is that is goes a lot easier if you set your seam first before you iron them open.   Here is a nice tutorial on setting your seams over at Sew Moma sew.

20 comments:

Wacky Woman said...

Barb, this is stunning!

Bev C said...

Hello Barb,

The fabric really sings with this pattern. Have fun with the quilting.

happy days.
Bev.

Lesley said...

This is gorgeous! Love the colours and how beautiful they all look together in your wonderful quilt!

Gene Black said...

I agree with you. Setting to one side is easier and it seems to me that it would be inherently stronger.

suemac said...

Love your pin curl quilt. Can't wait to see it quilted up.

Barbara said...

I'm loving this quilt! Could also be titled "My Life as a Teenager". I can still see the pin curls all over my head, can feel them too. I love that this is so colorful!

beaquilter said...

uhhhh this looks LOVELY, the blocks are really cool!
Your craftsy widget thing is looking a little odd on the side btw, have it go vertical instead of horizontal?? going to take a look at your patterns now, didn't notice them before

Jackie said...

Beautiful quilt Barb! I agree with you about pressing open seams. I do find it helpful when I have a lot of seams coming together - it helps reduce the bulk/that hard spot in the middle. Pressing seams open on my Cotton Club blocks really made the block lay much flatter in the center. What a pain it is to do so though!

Joanne Lendaro said...

Great quilt! Do love the design!

andsewon said...

Now that is a happy looking quilt! Is it for you or a gift? I learned early to do open seams. Now I will do what seems to work best for the project.

Needled Mom said...

That is really gorgeous, Barb. Those fabrics look beautiful.

Susan said...

Wow! What a great quilt...I love it!

SewCalGal said...

Stunning quilt. Gorgeous fabrics.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

KatieQ said...

I love this quilt. The fabrics are perfect against the white. I'm with you ironing seams to one side. I tried pressing them open for one quilt. The seams were flatter in some areas of the blocks, but I was afraid they would pop open after repeated washing.

Jean said...

This is really pretty! Plus fun and squiggly!

Patty said...

I like this quilt. it reminds me of Greek Keys, and I love your fabric choice.

Jacque said...

Just beautiful!

Mary said...

I love your Pin Curl quilt. What a neat way to use your Samoan fabrics. I have a lot of Hawaiian fabrics I need to start using. Good thought, thank you for sharing.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Oh, boy!! That is such a pretty quilt!

Karen L. Bates said...

Wow, this is awesome....and a ton of work! Great results!