This is a blog about my adventures in quilting and needlework of all kinds, as well as whatever crazy thing is happening in my life.
Monday, June 22, 2015
Dear Jane C-3 - Rayelle's Fence - In Progress
I think Jane Stickle must have liked checkerboard blocks as much as I do, there are certainly plenty of them in her quilt. Rayelle's Fence looks huge right now, but I am sure it will tighten up when it is all sewn together. I love this buttery/egg yolk color. Yellow batiks tend to be either very bright or almost brown. It is difficult to find nice yellow,medium-tone batiks; I wish I could find more.
Dear Jane C-3 - Rayelle's Fence
I am trying something different with the paper-piecing of this block. It is practically a religious tenet that you do not sew past the lines when paper-piecing. Even if I am as careful as can be, at times, my pressing causes the seams at the end of the stitching lines to go a bit crooked, which causes the final squares to be a little off-square. In the hopes of preventing this inaccuracy, I over-sewed all the seams on this block, The proof will be in the final squares; we will just have to wait and see. Happy quilting, Susan in Texas