Sunday, April 6, 2008

12 Blocks Complete!

I met my quota - 12 blocks done before Monday. There will be 59 blocks total with 11 or 12 each of five different fabrics for the trees. The blocks are a 12 inch finished block.
Now, my question to all you wonderful quilters out there: What about all those bias edges? If I am very careful when assembling the blocks for the top, and then do a nice border on the quilt top for stability, will I be OK? Is there anything I should do to be certain it doesn't get wonky? Should I reduce the pressure on the sewing machine foot while piecing the blocks (someone told me this helps with bias edges)? Suggestions please........

5 comments:

Sweet P said...

Your tree blocks are cute. How big is a finished block?

Greenmare said...

wow girl! you have been a sewing machine this weekend!! get it huh huh huh a sewing MACHINE!!! boy, bet you REALLY can't wait for next Saturday huh?????

Greenmare said...

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Kathy Wagner said...

I would probably spray starch or use Magic Sizing on all the blocks and give them a good press. And when sewing them together, I have a pin feed setting that helps with challenging, bias edge,or tiny blocks.

scraphappy said...

Have you thought about sashing the blocks? It seems that if you cut a lattice and cornerstones to the right size that it would lock in the bias edge and allow you to put them together without worry.

Angela