Friday, August 7, 2009

Playful Pinwheels

I have this wallhanging in the living room right now and as I was just looking at it I was reminded of watermelon slices, corn on the cob, and bright summer colors.  It's funny how your mind can wander that way!!  I remember when I got this fabric it had come into the store as a complete line, in different color ways. I made the decision to keep it simple and set it with a black background.  I have an obsession with triangle points...and take great satisfaction in setting everything accurately.  Now, I have friends who say that if you can't tell the difference from 6 feet "who cares?" Guess what? I care. If I'm going to make it I want to make it right.  It hardly takes any more effort.  Of course it starts at the beginning with cutting accurately, sewing that 1/4" seam accurately and then the PRESSING.  Sometimes the pressing can make or break a quilt block and it is a process that needs to be thought out.  Pressing "towards the light fabric" is not carved in stone.  There are those times when you have alot of points coming together you must press to benefit the block. What do you think?

2 Sew wonderful folks left a comment!:

Exuberant Color said...

If you can't see the shadow of the seam line you can press any way you want. Some designs work better if you always consistent in the direction you press.

Quilt Rat said...

I agree, what is the point of doing something if you are not going to do it right? You put great effort into your work and it shows. It's all about the details.

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