So far, so good.
Last week I started on a new little project hosted by Temecula Quilt Co. called Marvelous Mini Monday.
It's a twelve week sewalong and I'm doing well so far on week 2...
The block is 4" unfinished....so that wee bit in the middle is 1-1/2"!
I did not fussy-cut the centre...but it sure looks like it!
I haven't had a great history on working in mini-sized blocks, but have learned a bit along the way to improve my work.
I am one to press to the dark side, but on small work...such as HST's 1-1/2" or smaller I press open to help the block lay flatter....
On this block I tried using starch on the fabric for the HST's before using it....and I think that helped.
I also reduced my stitch size. I'm not sure that helped, but I tend to think so.
And...what would I do without my lovely stiletto made for me by a friend?? It really helps hold things in place as they are sewn. I hadn't realised how much I rely on the stiletto until recently when I did not pack it for a Retreat.....I kept reaching for it, but it wasn't there. I recommend trying to get used to using one, you will love it.
When the block was done I gave it another light spritz of starch and pressed it...what a lovely flat block I had in the end.
I hope some of you have decided to join in on this sewalong!
Linking up today with Quilt Fabrication for Midweek Makers, Confessions of a Fabric Addict for I May Have a Scrap Problem and with Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Bee Social.
Have a great day!