The Five Last Pins

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

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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.)

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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!

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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.

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More meandering.

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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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