Sunday, 5 June 2011

Thank you - and more stars and snowflakes

Thank you for the lovely response to the peeks I posted! I will try to answer the questions individually, but for now I can let you know that this quilt will be one of the projects in Vol. 20 No. 11 of Australian Patchwork & Quilting later this year; you can be sure I'll share when it comes out.  The block I drafted myself (though I'm sure it's not original) after I was inspired by a picture of a quilt shown to me by Adds. Each of the blocks has different colouring, but using a limited palette which ties them together. Below is a different version:


I also thought tonight I'd share one of my mistakes - I do make them! Usually they're not particularly obvious to anyone but me, or I don't think to photograph them at the time, but this evening's was ideal.


You can see in the picture above (with the incorrectly placed piece) a Hera marker. I find it probably better than a wooden seam roller (when used with care) for 'pressing' the seams on foundation-piecing as I go. It's quick to do, holds well, and I don't waste time or electricity going to the ironing board. I also use the Hera marker for marking lines as originally intended (I love it for mitring bindings) - it has become one of my favourite tools, and it's so simple (and relatively cheap)! I have no connections, but I really do recommend getting one of these and giving it a try.

Below is a correctly-pieced segment, for comparison. Luckily I only got one wrong, and it only took a couple of minutes to unpick and resew.

5 comments:

Pip at Rest is not idleness said...

I've seen those Hera markers around and always wondered if they were worth buying, they obviously are, especially if you are doing a lot of foundation piecing, would save so much time. The block looks beautiful now that it's finished, I'll look out for the magazine.

Milly said...

I have a Hera marker and use it all the time to mark quilting lines. I never thought to use to to manually press seam allowances. I'll have to give it a try.

The Humming Cat said...

I use my iron, don't think a herra marker would flatten my chunky seams and press away my errors, lol. But will look out for one.

becanne said...

Gees - think I might need to get a subscrition to APQ...
I'll be keeping my out for this one, looking forward to see what it looks like all put together (don't think i'll be trying to recreate the whole thing, but just one block...or maybe two...)

Ann Marie said...

Oh I could see a whole king size quilt of this block in these colors on my bed.........in the morning wouldn't be too soon either. Love it!