Saturday, October 29, 2011

Precision Piecing Plea

Guess what......

It's snow in October and TQP #4 is up! Yes, it has been snowing in my area, well sorta. The falling snow is what I call "wet snow". It's a little too warm for the snow to stick, however, you can definitely see the snow flakes.

I got a little knitting in this week. I am still working on the scarf for my daughter. I must admit, this is the hardest fiber I have yet to work with. I thought mohair was difficult, but this stuff is just "awkward". I do love the look. Here is a pic of my progress.


Episode #4 is a short podcast. I didn't do much quilting this week. Work has been getting in the way. I have been getting into bed around 7:30pm. Early you say? Yes, it is a little early, but I have been very tired.

I babble a bit about my IPhone. I have lost service multiple times. The phone displays "sim failure". Let me just say, after being on the phone an hour and a half, I did not get anything resolved using Sprint. The bottom line, I had to take my phone to a "Apple Store". I hope the problem has been corrected, if not, I will be making another 28 mile trip back to the Apple Store to get a new phone.

Online quilt magazine discovery. I posted in the forum over in Big Tent also. It has tutorials, articles and a couple of BOM patterns. The download is free, give it a look.

I am working on my "Stretched Stars" quilt top. It's a lot of piecing going on. I am have a time putting these HSTs together. Let's just say, I am not a precision piecer. It is a little harder fudging HSTs. So, seamed the ripper has been prevalent in getting this top together. I am putting out a PLEA for any assistance or recommendations on improving my piecing!!! I need help desperately. After getting a close look at the block, I could have constructed the blocks in a much easier fashion. As they say, hind sight is 20/20. Here's my progress:

Stretched Stars

Quiltsmart Mondo Bag beginning. The is the pattern and jelly roll that I will be using to make my bag. If you look close, you can see the printed fusible interfacing.

Mondo Pattern Mondo Bag beginning

The wall hanging destined for binding. The picture is not very "sharp". I never said I was a photographer, however, you get an idea of what it looks like.


Until next time..........


  1. SALLY COLLINS TEACHES YOU PRECISION PIECING FROM C&T PUBLISHING. C&T has about 30 quilting dvds teaching various techniques for quilting. These DVDs are from nationally known, award winning quilters. Sally does miniature and award winning traditional quilts. She had a lot of ideas that I have been using and my quilting is improving.

    Another series I liked was PATCHWORK SCHOOL HOUSE series of 7 DVDs. Good production values and she explains things very well in a cute Canadian accent.

    Hope this helps.....


    Here is c&t.... use the search for DVDs a bunch will pop up... Hope this helps.


  3. Nonnie. Thanks, Pam told me about the book. Now, off to look for the DVD!! Thanks again for the info.

  4. I routinely look at C&T publishing web site store... they bring out a series of new DVDs about twice a year. I end up buying a bunch of them.