Happy Week #8 to all of you!
Our Question of the Week - Do you pin? Alot or a little? Do you sew over your pins?My answers - Yes, some. Absolutely Not.
Okay, a bit more explanation is in order. Yes, I pin when sewing blocks together, sashing strips to blocks or especially borders to a quilt. I never, ever sew over my pins (unless I miss one sewing like a crazy quilter and then, most assuredly, I'll break a needle). Mostly, I use a Sewline glue pen for blocks using my layered patchwork method - no pins needed. I nest my seams when piecing blocks and only pin if my intersections aren't coming out well. Ironically, the smaller the pieces in a block, the more I pin. But I've found sometimes, pinning distorts intersections, too. I just play with what works best for each block.
Moda Blockheads Week #8Betsy chose a basket for her second block, as well. I really like all the little triangles on the handle. Go to Betsy's blog to download her Basket of Triangles instructions. Kathy made Betsy's block with 2 of her fabrics - a red background and floral print for the basket. I love her deep, rich red! It looks so vintage-y to me - perfect paired with this little doll dress from the 1900's.
Joy's block looks just as adorable with the vintage dress done in red/tan/blue with a light background. (I've actually used a couple of the fabrics from this dress in previous fabric lines. Any of them look familiar???)
Here are the two blocks together, front & back. Joy eliminated 16 seams in the half squares with my layered patchwork technique.
Watch for our KT May Monthly Special on Monday AND a giveaway!