They have been watching me in the sewing room, talking to me. Does anyone else have their fabrics and blocks speak to them? Anyway each time I've gone into the sewing room there they are looking up at me wondering when I was going to finish them. Today was the day, actually I made a start on finishing them yesterday but got interrupted to do the grocery shopping. So this afternoon I decided I"d see if I could get them all put together and into a flimsy. I did have grand ideas of actually getting it finished and pinned out ready to quilt. What a joker I am....So here's the flimsy, now waiting to be pinned out.
Not as big as I had visualized, but a good lap size to snuggle under on cold winter days.
I was reading Su Bee's blog yesterday and she had an audition for her FSQS and I very rudely asked if I could pinch her idea (slapping myself). Anyway it got me to thinking about what I could do, time was speeding past and I hadn't even given it much thought. Then I remembered I had a pattern for a whole quilt done in red work embroidery, 11 or 12 blocks I think. So I decided to scale down the size of several of the blocks and re-trace them into one single block. So here's a peak at the embroidery design and the fabric I'll use to stitch on.
I want to end by asking you all a question about pressing. I've noticed that it seems to be the practise here to press your seams to one side when piecing a quilt. Which way do you press your seams and why? It must be the dressmaker in me coming out, but I always press my seams open. I find it causes less bulk on the seam line which makes it easier to piece and less bulk when it comes to quilting.
Happy Stitching, and thanks for taking the time to answer my questions.