Back at it this week with that box of purple pinwheel blocks I mentioned last time . . .
This week, I've been sewing the blocks and squares into on-point rows, making progress one row at a time.
I know there are lots of schools of thought on this, but personally, I'm a press-seams-to-one-side kinda quilter.
As I sew the rows, I pin every couple inches and make sure to nestle and secure the opposing block seams so they'll intersect nicely. . . .
As I pin and sew, I noticed that some of the pinwheel blocks have holes where a seam has been removed.
At some point, I must have had other ideas for these blocks, and reverse-stitching happened. Hmm.
Eh, well. Some mysteries aren't worth solving.
As you can see, my blocks and points seem (or should that be 'seam') to be coming together well enough.
The yet-to-be-sewn blocks are stacked in rows and wait for their turn at the sewing machine. The sewing take place upstairs and the quilt blocks are laid out on the 'design floor' in the work area in the basement, otherwise known as the "Ford Underground"
The design wall is occupied with layers of other projects-to-be-done. *Ahem!*
After last week's progress report, my good friend Sue Pelland suggested that a leafy/curvy border might be a lovely finish to all the sharp points and pieces of the quilt's interior.
Time for a new skill? Inspired, I pulled out my Leaves Galore template and started to review the instructions for some leafy machine applique inspiration.
I'm ashamed to say that I've had this cool template for rotary cut machine applique on my shelf for a very long time. Just a few minutes with the instructions, and I'm kinda hooked before making even a single cut. I'll keep you posted on my progress, but if you're intrigued and can't wait to have a go at this technique, Sue offers a bunch of different ways to learn how to use her tools over at her website. Jus' sayin'
Until next time . . .
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