Thursday, June 16

Statement!

While Quilting DD is making lots of progress,  I'm behind struggling.  I had the day off today and since it was perfect piecing weather (rain!) I set myself behind the machine.
I really do not know how you all manage to get pretty perfect points, corners, blocks by machine. I CAN do squares and rectangles but no decent triangles, let alone a complecate pattern like the Home sweet Home pattern, we planned to sew.
I can sew accuratly by hand; by machine nothing seems to fit. I'm irritated by unintentional wonky seams, measuraments that do not add up and chopped off points.
So....I give in. The relatively easy parts, like a border of squares and a log cabin, I'll machine sew. The rest? I'll do it by hand, happy and relaxed. No seamripper needed and all points match.

I am a handpiecer.

6 comments:

  1. As Lotte said, Leuk huis! 8-)

    Ya gotta do what works for you Annemiek! But you know, practice makes perfect, as with anything... It doesn't look so bad!

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  2. Moeilijk hè!. Ik krijg het nu langzaam onder knie, maar het tornmesje ligt wel binnen hand bereik. Is dat het patroon van de Quilterij?

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  3. handpiecing makes your boat float - i wouldn't even know how to start (well, i suppose i DO know how to thread a needle and knot the end) with hand piecing - and i'm pretty sure that i am too interested in instant-gratification to ever get good at it ... but i admire those of you who DO know how!

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  4. I'm with you Annemiek!! No way could I ever get nice points with a sewing machine, I can barely get squares & rectangle to match up. We are what we are and that's hand piecers LOL.

    I'm loving the fabrics you are using :0)

    Crispy

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  5. You are too funny! I like the block and the colors too!!

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