Saturday was my sew day at Fabric Etc, and I was going to get all my paper pieced blocks for JT2 stitched. I prepped them and was raring to go. After arriving and getting set up, visiting, watching Tracey demo her applique method and then 'quickly' trim up my star block, I was ready to paper piece. Except it took me forever to square up a very wonky star. I was shooting for a specific measurement, and I finally just squared it up. Thank goodness Carol had so many different rulers, I struggled with this task.
And here's how much paper piecing I got done.
Pretty fantastic..............and she is gifting this quilt. I'll be keeping mine, if I ever get it finished.
I got home Sat and added a 1/4" flange to one side of the star. Error, it would not lay flat. The seam needed to be pressed towards the star and that had the flange on top of the border. Out came the seam ripper and off came the border.
Tonight I decided to make a stop border 1/4" wide. I must have had the quilting gods looking out for me as all the borders fit perfectly. I thought I would have to be using Gwen Marstons method, "if it's too long, cut it off" I was totally prepared for that, and yet, it all measured out even.
Here is a close up of the inset strip. I've stay stitched the perimeter, I do this on pieced borders when I know I won't get to the quilting right away.
What did you sew this weekend?