Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Chain piecing maniac

I have been chain piecing like crazy to try and get my Dead Simple QAL top finished. There's been a serious lack of sewing going on around here. It's half term so I have two little ones to amuse and they are both a bit poorly :(
I managed to get some done last night so I need to apologise for the poor night time pictures again - they make the colours seem really dull but it's the best I can do right now - hopefully I'll get some taken today so you can see it better tomorrow!

My machine and I had lots of fun with chain piecing:


It makes things go so fast, I just had to check I was putting the right pieces together!


It was hanging by quite a few threads:


It took about an hour to get to this! I was laughing because it really reminded me of one of those nets you have to climb under on an assault course! Good job the kids were asleep or they might have tried it out.


Lots of pressing and sewing the rows together later. Woo hoo!

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16 comments:

  1. Sometimes, simple is the best, no? This quilt will be stunning!

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  2. Oh, I think your quilt is going to be stunning!

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  3. I agree I think this is going to be spectacular!! there is something quite satisfying about chain piecing isn't there? x

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  4. Love the palette you are using! I would be completely entangled in that thing if I tried to put it up on the wall like that!

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  5. Your quilt is looking great, Lucy! Love the palette you chose.

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  6. Loooove chain piecing! It's amazing how much can get finished that way. Looking forward to seeing more of your quilt.

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  7. It's looking great and I can't wait to see the finished top!

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  8. I like to chain too but do you have to play music or watch TV to stay focused?

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  9. Well look at you girl! Full steam ahead and finish tomorrow then! Looking good so far!

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  10. Your dead simple quilt looks great, love the colorway you chose.

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  11. Chain piecing does get it done quickly! Great project :-)

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  12. Gotta love workin on the chain gang!
    Awesome progress going on there. You will be finished in no time ;)

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  13. Look at you go. Love it. And, I agree with everyone, your palette is simply stunning. x

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  14. This is going to be really pretty. Enjoyed my visit.

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  15. Lucy this looks fantastic. Can't wait to see it finished. I've never seen chaining like this. Are you starting off with the first two squares from each row and chaining those then chaining the third square in each row to the first pair without cutting thread and then doing the same for the rest of the squares in each row? Hope that makes sense!

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  16. Lucy I just love your chain stitching collection looking like an assault course!!

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