KT WinnerCongratulations to:
You're the winner of our fat 1/8's 6-pack of reds. Thanks for stitching along.
Check the Moda Blockheads FB page each Monday where I'll post the Question-of-the-Week. You can post your answers when you share pics of your blocks and see all the designers' opinions, as well.
Blockheads Question of the Week: Do you starch your fabrics before or during piecing?I prefer spray sizing. Starch seems to lay on top of the fabric surface and gets stiff and shiny when pressed. I like that spray sizing penetrates into the fibers of the fabric, adding body but not stiffness. It provides a crisp, sharp seam when pressing seam allowances, especially on small pieces. Best Press works well, too.
Now on to the fun stuff. Here's Jo's Four X design that creates a cool star block. Make it in two colors, like we did here - or three, for a totally different look. Go to Jo's BLOG for more fun information.Can't wait to see all of your blocks on FB - #modablockheads.
Block 3 - Four X - Jo Morton
Here's Kathy's block done in Jo's yummy prints. I just found the yarn winder recently. The colors are great together! It might turn into the perfect hanger for a tiny quilt. Love seeing all the little blocks you're showing using the cut-off triangles. So cute!
|Jo Morton's Four X Block #3 by Kathy Limpic|
My Layered Patchwork version of Jo's block is here:
Block 3 - Four X - Lynne's LP Method
|Love these huge tailor's scissors found on a recent antique trip.|
|Detail of Four X block. Note stitching on purple triangle points.|
My Aurifil thread blends so well with my KT fabric we've discussed using hot pink or white so the topstitching shows up better. Just can't bring myself to do it. Remember all of our Aurifil threads - singles & my 10-pack box - are on special through March 30th on our website at Lynnes-Favorite-Notions.
|Back of both Four X blocks - Kathy's (left); Joy's (right).|
How about a 6-pack of purple fat 1/8's to add to your stash this week? Comment here to win.