Greetings – according to the calendar – Spring is just around the corner!
You won’t want to hear this, but I love Winter, so this years winter was a favorite for me. I had no scheduled travels, was home to make soups from scratch, sew and stitch, just perfect for me. Think of this along the lines of ‘something for everyone’.
It is my turn for Block 49 – Cups and Saucers.
I’ll begin by showing you the back side of my block for pressing and using my clipping trick at the seam intersections. This allows me to distribute thickness at the seam intersection, and press seams the way I want to press them. I began clipping because . . . I learned to make quilts by hand, not by machine.
With hand-piecing one sews from dot to dot and NOT across the seam allowance. In the 1980’s I had to figure some things out for myself, which lead me to pressing seams the way I wanted to, so I could hand quilt ‘in the ditch’. Using the clipping trick allowed me to have a ditch for quilting (by hand or machine) where I wanted it to be.
That is all, simple, right?
I also used no-waste Flying Geese method for the Flying Geese in this block. Since I’m old fashioned, I’m not a fan of flippy corners. There are many ways to accomplish anything in quiltmaking. Aren’t we lucky to have ‘choices’!
Here is my Block this week:
I hope you like it and enjoy making it, and maybe you do not recognize the fabrics? A new line named ‘Shelbyville’ will be available in August 2019. Wait till you see the rest of it!
***Sorry for not adding the block directions, a wee distracted with the historic flooding around our area. We are high and dry in our 90 year old home, but many people we know have lost furnishings, some their homes, cars, boats, farms have lost livestock, work travel routes are 2 hours instead of 20 minutes. Roads have washed out, bridges too, closed roads and long work arounds. Epic flood miles upriver and miles downriver, add the devastation caused by smaller rivers that feed into the Missouri River. Hard to wrap my head around all of it.
Here is the link to the block, again so sorry I forgot.