Wednesday, May 20, 2015

WIP Wednesday - How to press the seams on a Swoon Block

I must admit I am a bit obsess with my seams ... 

The first Swoon Block I made did not look great, and after a few tries, here's what I came up with. I thought to share how I pressed the seams with you in the hope that it may be useful to some of you.
I suppose this technique could be used or adapted to different blocks as well.
The idea is to reduce the bulk at the intersection of the seams by evenly distributing the weight of the fabric, that way you get a perfect (or almost) flat quilt block. 

How to?? 
1. All HSTs units were pressed seams open.
2. All seams on the flying geese units were pressed toward the sky.

3. The seams were pressed in alternating directions, see image below.

Here are a couple of helpful links you might like and inspired me:
How to pop your seams Great video by Adriane at On The Windy Side,  this tutorial  by Hip to be a Square and How to make a perfect four patch quilt block by April. 

There it is, you get a nice flat quilt block.

I am glad to say that I finished my Swoon Quilt Top yesterday (happy happy). I wasn't able to take a picture before I leave FL, so proper picture coming soon. 

Best, Maryse

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Monday, May 11, 2015

SMS Giveaway Day Winner

Thank you all so much for the super response to this Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day! There were a total of 587 entries for the Fat Quarter low-volume bundle.

Congratulations to Cassandra!  
Here is her comment:

"I just finished quilting a lap quilt for the Modern Quilt Guild Riley Blake challenge. Next up is finishing a quilted purse! "

 Cassandra you are the winner of this bundle! (I emailed you)

A big thanks to everyone who stopped to join in!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

WIP Wednesday

I thought it was time for an update, I am still making Swoon blocks. The plan have changed a couple times along the way ... And now I am adding another row. I only have three blocks left to do. Hopefully I will have the quilt top done before next week.

Here is a peek at my beloved Clamshell quilt, it's a slow progress, the hand quilting is time consuming but I love it so much!!

Ohh!! and make sure to enter my Sew Mama Sew Giveaway here.

It is fun to participate, but I think it's even more exciting to give!!

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