I whipped up this quilt top last night. It's about a metre square and uses about a dozen creamy-beige fabrics, with an emphasis on script and maps. But I'm not jumping on the low-volume bandwagon. In most cases they seem to me like a lot of effort for little impact. This is just the background. Those gorgeous autumnal batiks from yesterday will make a big difference.
Because it's the background for a lot of applique, I decided to press all my seams open, to keep it as smooth as possible. I usually press my seams to one side, and though it's not uncommon for me to press some seams open to spread the bulk, doing it for all of them did feel odd. The best part is, in the whole top, not a single seam allowance flipped the wrong way and needed unpicking!