Well, it seems (seams...get it? Yeah...okay I need to work on my puns I know...) as though I've finally hit upon a pressing plan that gives me a flattish centre star for these blocks.
May not be the *approved* method but it's working - at least better than the first couple of blocks.
Back to stitching!
Sometimes I feel that quilting has been governed by too many rules for too long. Thankfully there seems to be a new generation of quilters that just want to do what makes them happy. Rediscovering the quilts of Gees Bend has been very liberating for many (I'd like to think!). I know it has for me!ReplyDelete
Whichever way you want to press is fine by me! xxo
Bonnie Hunter says to use what ever works! I agree, I often press seams open as I like the flatness it gives even though it means pinning. Have fun the block looks great.ReplyDelete
Looks good to me too!ReplyDelete
The only "approved" method I use is whatever works for a particular block. No Quilt Police around here! Happy stitching!ReplyDelete
Sometimes busting those seams open is the only solution! Looks much better to me than the big bumps would! BTW, very pretty block and fabrics! ---"Love"ReplyDelete
What ever works!!! The block looks good.ReplyDelete
Looks perfect to me ! Have just discovered your blog and will be following :)ReplyDelete
Luckily I don't know any of the quilting rules, so I am free to break them all.ReplyDelete
Some rules are made to be broken! Your little star looks great and I will remember your method next time I am trying to avoid those bulky seams on star blocks. Looks like it works!ReplyDelete
I won't tell the quilt police if you don't! The block looks great!ReplyDelete
Works for me! I usually go with the path of least resistance when pressing seams. If you watch, a lot of them tell you what way they want to lay! Looking good!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the tip. I think it is fantastic-approved or not!ReplyDelete