Monday, January 16, 2012

5 down

Swoon. I am so into this quilt! I've managed 5 blocks so far. 

I did a weee experiment with my blocks. 
First one I didn't iron. I know there are bloggers and quilters out there that don't iron to retain shape or something like that so don't laugh at me. 



Was not the best finish, so onto the next...

The second, I ironed all seams, one to one side one to the other, you know to "butt up" the seams...


Better but not the best finish...

Third one I ironed most of the seams open. This is not how I normally do things but worth a shot...


Much better! I then checked the flickr group and it appears I wasn't the only one having trouble with messy seams. I have even now started ironing every seam open. Fiddly but totally worth it!






Now I wouldn't normally show you this but Abbe asked me very nicely and now that it's out there on the interwebs I guess it's safe to show you here too....oh this feels like showing you my undies draws....

The back...


Like I said, I'm loving this quilt, only 4 blocks to go! Check out the swoon-alongers here xox

6 comments:

Jodie said...

It looks awesome! Do you have a favourite block?

Copper Patch said...

I'm pretty sure I've folded your actual undies so let's have no secrets. Thanks for flashing!
Ab x
Will be trying undies out on the next one.

Trash said...

Sigh. You three ladies up there wouldn't consider moving to the UK would you? You could bring Fi and Annie with you.

Judy M said...

My mother stil irons the undies when she comes to visit! sit neater in the drawer-- she states! Too much time on her hands I do think!!!

Goodluck with it B, I have two blocks to go.

two hippos said...

What a brilliant tip, ironing each seam open. Your blocks are fabulous!

Peta @ Pippiwillow said...

Oh so very good Mrs... if only I could have the skill time and patience to do this--one day when I have TIME..--s' not really about that is it..I want the skill NOW, no practising... So beautiful, well done - P xo