Have you heard? Julie over at Crafty Quilter is having a little mini sew-along. Just three weeks and three little rows of Nordic fun.
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Week one is an itsy-bitsy patchwork block measuring just 4¾" square when made.
|Of course there is red gingham in my version!|
I would be lying if I didn’t say that this was a challenging block to make. It is not the putting together of the patchwork that is tricky but what to do with those seams. I pressed them to one side, to the other side, open and shut – I pressed them any way I could to get the points as flat as possible.
I have two tips for you when making this first row. Firstly don’t use steam to press the seams on such a small block as you will burn yourself. Use a dry iron or a little quilting iron. Secondly – don’t go for perfection – it will make the process frustrating. Expect a little bit of mismatch and remember that the finished product will still look good due to the fabrics you choose and the patterns you make – not the seams that you match!
Three blocks, sewn together with lattice makes a row measuring 14½” x 4¾”. So how about it? Are you in?