Show Case Friday 18

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Cute, fun and fast. I love strip quilting and again it lends itself to scrap stash busting, leftover jelly rolls or binding strips.

Everything just goes together.

I have a question for you, I’m just curious. Do you iron your seams to one side or open? I iron my seams open, Effie irons her seams to one side. Why do you choose to iron your seams that way?

I iron my open as I love the flat look of the top when it is ironed. I also find that I can match my seams better when they are open and there is no bulk when I quilt. I first decided to iron them open when I was doing the Tokyo Subway Quilt Quilt-Along by Elizabeth Hartman of Oh! Fransson. She suggested the flat seams with her reasonings and I have never looked back. I am trying to convert Effie over to open seams but I haven’t had any success yet.

Let’s all be sew generous,

Suzanne

Show Case Friday 17

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Funky, fun, vibrant! These blocks came to us as a ‘set’ and with a few strips and some quilting and we called it done.

I just love the fabric in these blocks and the very modern block designs.

I really love receiving your donations in the mail. Actually Effie gets them first and she always rings me when something arrives to tell me what goodies were delivered. It is always fun and interesting to come up with ways to use the wonderful donations we receive. Some are really easy to put together, and others take a little bit of time. Either way  we love doing it.

Let’s all be sew generous,

Suzanne