The Five Last Pins

Posted by on Mar 29, 2016 in Art Quilts, Uncategorized | One Comment


I always breathe a sigh of relief when I get to the last 5 pins on a quilt.  This means that the quilt is almost to a stage where it won’t fall apart…and I’ll quit randomly sticking myself with pins as I sew! The construction of this quilt seems to parallel the many small milestones I keep reaching as I near my retirement from teaching. (For instance, last week I posted my next to last set of report card grades.)


Just to give you a reference as to how many pins there used to be in my quilt, here are the pins I removed as I sewed.

Kind of reminds me of all the hundreds of times I’ve announced, “Five minutes to cleanup!” to my art classes!


These meandering stitches are what is currently holding the bulk of my quilt together.  My thread color choices seem to be meandering as well.  I will go back in soon to add some more defined areas of free-motion stitching.


More meandering.


And even more meandering. Oops! I see a few corners that will need more attention.

Just like looking out over a class of students and noticing a few who need some extra help!

1 Comment

  1. Mother
    March 29, 2016

    So much work!!!…..beautiful results.


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