Saturday, 18 January 2014

Rainbow Scrap Challenge Saturday update

 I made some progress this week and made some of the blocks Angela posted on superscrappy.



Mijn blokken van Angela's opgave, niet geperst omdat ik advies wil over de richting van de naadtoeslag. Kan ik beter naar de zandloper stukjes toe persen of van ze af of draaien net als in het midden van de zandlopers (zie volgende foto)?
However I haven't pressed them yet because I would welcome advice on joining the rows. While I spun the centres in the hourglass pieces, is it a good idea to spin the other bulky joins?


The reverse of the star block


detail: there is really a lot of fabric coming together here in the middle,
 and I can't imagine quilting it.



 In the anvil block I finger pressed the seams in the middle of the four-patches open, but the last seam wants to go in every direction. Can I spin this join in the middle of the block too?

 In deze blok heb ik de horizontale naden in de 4-patches open geperst, maar de horizontale naad in het midden van de blok gaat alle kanten op.




and then, to take my mind off this issue, I made a couple of wonky stars!
Toen ging ik een paar wonky stars maken als afleiding.



Go over to Superscrappy and see what others have done this week.
Ga naar Superscrappy  om te zien wat anderen deze week hebben gedaan.


Happy sewing,
Marly.



15 comments:

Kate said...

Bonnie Hunter recommended "spinning" the centers on the pinwheel blocks for Celtic Solstice. I've been doing that, but the seems are still bulky. But that's probably the best option you have. Very pretty blocks!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

This is something I struggle with too. I love when I can spin them but it doesn't always work out. I guess that is why I applique a lot!

Sherry said...

Love your wonky stars! Your quilt will be great.

Deb A said...

I just press the heck out of them and try to get as flat as possible. Sorry, not much help. Your blocks are looking great - love the wonky stars.

Sheila said...

I press the heck out on mine, too.
In December I think I'll sash all my little 6.5" blocks so I don't have to fight nesting all those block seams.

Sarah said...

Lovely blocks, especially your wonky stars. I would go for pressing the heck out of them also. And sashing is a great option to take the bulk out of the seams.

katie z. said...

I have no pressing advice, but it looks like others have great things to share with us!

Jo said...

I'm not sure which is the best way to iron them but I see how the fabric sits flattest

ratama said...

Great blocks! I also "spin" the centers open, that's much easier to quilt!

Ellen said...

Most of the time I will spin the seams but if I know that I will be using sashing I don''t worry about the outer seams at all.

Cathy said...

No advice that others haven't already given. I like your wonky stars.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

To me the more intersections in a small block the more seams I press open. I'll have to play around with spinning as I've never done that before.

Alycia said...

Nice wonky stars!! Those look fun!

Michal Woodruff said...

I have never done the spinning seams and I always think I'm going to. I've got to remember to do that. Pretty blocks.

Maartje Quilt said...

Dank je over de vriendelijke opmerking over mijn kleindochter. Ik vind je wonky stars prachtig.