750 Pins Later

I own 750 pins: 3 boxes of 250 each.  But, that wasn’t enough to compose my current quilt!

I use A LOT of smallish pieces of fabrics, so that’s why I use so many pins.

750 Pins Later. Ellen Lindner, AdventureQuilter.com/blog

See what I mean?

Still, I’m very happy with the barns and trees I recently created.

750 Pins Later. Ellen Lindner, AdventureQuilter.com/blog

I’m especially pleased with the two trees on the left.  A clean up cloth provided lots of little smudged lines that I was able to manipulate.  I think it works.

750 Pins Later. Ellen Lindner, AdventureQuilter.com/blog

How will I complete my composition without more pins?  Well, I’ll eventually buy more.  But in the meantime, I started gluing things in place in order to free up pins.  I still need to create the grass that’s needed in the foreground.

It seems like this quilt is taking longer than usual, but I should be stitching on it soon.

Ellen Lindner
P.S. This page lists some of my favorite products, including my favorite pins.

6 Responses to 750 Pins Later

  1. Michele K October 16, 2017 at 10:52 am #

    This quilt will win ribbons. Take your time and enjoy what you are creating!

    • Ellen Lindner October 16, 2017 at 10:13 pm #

      Good advice, Michele. Thanks!

  2. Lif Strand October 16, 2017 at 12:30 pm #

    This is fascinating stuff! I’m so glad you are willing to share your techniques.

    • Ellen Lindner October 16, 2017 at 10:13 pm #

      Thanks, Lif. I tend to be rather chatty, so I’m glad you’re not minding.

  3. Donna Sereda October 16, 2017 at 10:16 pm #

    Ellen, I absolutely LOVE your work!! You work in a style that I am moving towards myself, and I learn so much from watching your pieces evolve. It is so generous of you to share your WIPs and your thoughts as you go along, especially obstacles and how you overcome them. Thanks so much for a terrific blog! (I also enjoy looking over your shoulder at all the quilt shows you attend!)

    • Ellen Lindner October 21, 2017 at 12:22 am #

      Thanks, Donna. I’m glad you’re enjoying the in-progress photos. It’s fun for me to share “the good, the bad, and the ugly.”

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