Thursday, January 19, 2006

Thank you!



I want to thank everyone who suggested that I hand piece my carpenter's wheel block. I started piecing it on Tuesday and I can't believe how well it's going! The bias is not a problem so far and when I pressed what I had done this morning, it lay perfectly flat. I'm enjoying this so much. I especially love how the back looks.

I know...I'm way to excited about this! :o)

15 comments:

Tracey said...

Don't you just LOVE hand-piecing?!? You can do the hardest of blocks SO easily! You're block looks beautiful!!

cher said...

looks awesome, and blue and white combo is great...worth the hand piecing for sure! Cher

Kay said...

Way cool--I'd be excited too. Love the stripe!

Dawn said...

Carolyn, Strange post here, but my emails to you keep coming back. so I thought I would leave you a post instead. Anyway, concerning your comment in Tracey's blog about your hinterberg hoop. I have one and LOVE it - but I have the gooseneck - it makes a HUGE difference. It is worth the money. If I were you I would get it!

Finn said...

Your block looks fantastic!! Isn't hand piece fun?? I'm glad I don't have to hand piece everything, but it's nice to dabble in it from time to time. Very satifying I think..something about that needle and thread and the time it takes..*VBS*

Sharon said...

Wunnerful, wunnerful, wunnerful! This will sure be a spectacular quilt when you're done - and I think you are probably going to enjoy the process a lot along the way, too!

Samantha said...

Looks like you are doing an amazing job handpiecing!!!

Dawn said...

Oh gosh the back is really cool! It looks awesome!

JudyL said...

Oh, the front and the back are so pretty (and look how neat the center of the back lays).

Judy

Marilyn said...

Carolyn,
You should be excited about it! That's excellent work. One of the things I love about hand piecing is the ability to get blocks like that to lay down perfectly. I can never get those stars to look right when I machine-piece them. Good job!

Marilyn

The Calico Cat said...

It's Beautiful. Sometime in the next decade, I'm going to givr hand piecing a try....

quiltpixie said...

Your block looks grat. I've found the few times I've hand pieced, the neatness of the back sure helps the ease of hand quilting... no nasty surprises of lumps and bumps! Keep up the great work

Laurie said...

Carolyn,
Your block looks PERFECT!!! Great job!!
Hugs
Laurie

joanie of Fla said...

looking good girl! i like to hand piece all my star blocks...the points seem to go together better..i'm working on a seven sisters now. just two more sets of seven to do for 20 blocks sound better than 14 doesn't it?

Joanne said...

I love your Carpenters Wheel block. Isn't hand piecing great?! Your work is wonderful.