Well, I am having horrible internet issues this morning.....not sure if our router is not working or Wild Blue or what. Most irritating.....so I will be lucky to get this posted!!!
My challenge to you this week, is block K-1.
I also would suggest to you, if you haven't already done so, take some time and do a seam allowance check, especially if you are not doing these blocks by foundation piecing. I recently did this again while working on another project. I just wasn't that happy with how some units were fitting together. So took the time to make some adjustments on my needle position and stitched out some samples. I have a Viking Designer 1 and I set my needle for straight stitch with the needle in the far right position, then moved it 2 clicks to the left to be set at 5.0. On my machine I found this to be much closer to a scant 1/4" seam, than the built in 1/4" seam setting or the 1/4" foot. So if you are just not quite happy with how your patchwork is fitting together.....take the time to do this. I promise it will make your work cleaner and a lot less effort to fit together. Especially on these tiny blocks.....so if you blocks are shrinking....I would highly encourage you to spend the effort....you will be glad you did!
|Crooked Creek K-1 unquilted|
|Crooked Creek K-1 quilted|
I am always so amazed at how the hand quilting transforms a block from good to excellent. I love the texture and depth it adds. I am trying to do a block/triangle a day.....I don't quite make every day, but am making progress. Hopefully by giving you these challenges, it will help spur you on in your Dear Jane journey!
Here is a little back ground history 150 years ago this week.