Saturday, February 9, 2013

seams

 
 
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!
 
 
 

12 comments:

  1. 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!

    Whichever way you want to press is fine by me! xxo

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  2. 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.

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  3. The only "approved" method I use is whatever works for a particular block. No Quilt Police around here! Happy stitching!

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  4. 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"

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  5. What ever works!!! The block looks good.

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  6. Looks perfect to me ! Have just discovered your blog and will be following :)
    Hilda
    Every Stitch

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  7. Luckily I don't know any of the quilting rules, so I am free to break them all.

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  8. 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!

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  9. I won't tell the quilt police if you don't! The block looks great!

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  10. 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!

    Liri

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  11. Thanks for the tip. I think it is fantastic-approved or not!

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