It’s always fun to sew with other folks and see how they do things.
No one way is better than another way – we just do things differently, and you can see so much of a person’s personality come through in how they choose to put the pieces together.
From the fabrics chosen, to the quilt design in mind, to how units are assembled, and even pressed ((I press first cut apart second, not so for others..it’s a personal preference)) to how many of each unit to make before moving on to the next step – we are all so DIFFERENT! And it is such a wonderful way to work.
While some like to make the units for one block at a time, and repeat for each block in the quilt, I am a pusher-through-er. I am an assembly liner. If a quilt needs 473 triangles, I cut them all, right sides together so they are already in matched pairs to send through the machine quickly and easily.
I will sew all 473 and have them ready for the next step. It’s just how I roll. Not because I think it is better or faster for everyone, but more because my brain doesn’t have to THINK about more than one step at a time. It’s more relaxing for me.
**Note** 473 is a fictional number. No intent is meant to encourage you to sew that many! Ha!
Pressed, cut apart, ready to roll!
34 Blocks on the design wall!
And yes, I fussy cut the Keep on Quilting piece…it just seemed to be the perfect mantra for our week at Quilt Villa!
These are my Twirl Around blocks from my Addicted to Scraps column in the March/April 2015 issue of Quiltmaker Magazine-- I’m having a great time making these. Grab your issue and join me! Issues are just arriving if you are a subscriber, or find it at a newsstand near you.
Today is our Go to Boone day-- Mona is coming at 10:30am and we have plans for lunch out, a bit of quilt shop shopping, some touristy shopping, and a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway for some photo ops for long range views.
7:53am this morning! 28 degrees f-- brrrr!
The day is crystal clear but very cold. Still – it is as perfect as it could be for a parkway drive in January.
It is so fun showing my visiting friends my corner of the Blue Ridge and why I love it so much.
I think they get it, and are falling in love too!