Monday, October 25, 2010

design wall Monday

Well, I finally have something to show.  I sewed like crazy this weekend, but not on quilting!  I had a bunch of orders to sew up from my online store and it took me most of the day Sunday (I went fishing with hubby on Saturday).  This is what I worked on the tail end of last week though.  From 3 charm packs of Lumiere de Noel by Moda.

By the name of the fabric line, I thought it was going to be more 'Christmas-y'.  I guess it can still be a Christmas quilt.......

I have to say though, that I am a starch convert now!  I starched these blocks and pressed the seams open, and I am *amazed* at how flat and crisp the blocks are.  It took a lot longer, but the result is so nice!  The piecing is wonderful and it's so much easier to sew starched blocks!  And the quilting should be really easy too since the seams won't have big bumps.  I really don't like to press seams open, but here it really made a difference!  I will definitely be starching most of my projects from now on, and probably pressing seams open on a lot of them......


  1. It can be a Christmasy quilt that is year round since iti s so versatile!

  2. I like your fabrics -- very elegant & refined. And it does look Christmas-y! :)

  3. Isn't it great to find a new way to get the result you want! This is beautiful work.

  4. I does take longer but the results are great!