Monday, December 2, 2013
Progress on the Smoothing Iron quilt
I’ve been working on the Smoothing Iron quilt that I’m making with my African indigo fabrics. Just two more long seams and the top will be complete. THEN I can start on Bonnie Hunter’s Celtic Solstice!
There are lots of bias edges with these sixty degree angles and lots of points that I would like to have match nicely. So I’ve been pinning carefully as I go along – I would rather spend a few minutes pinning than a lot of minutes picking out!
As I worked I became annoyed at finding pins with rough spots on them. Seemed every second pin I picked up had burrs on the shaft. I finally reached for the little pill container in which I put discarded “Sharps” and dropped the next nasty pin in there. No more rough pins! I had been picking up and putting back the same bad pin for half an hour!!