Tuesday, August 24, 2010

How do you destress?

I like to sew.

This one is from the book The Giving Quilt and is called Stacked Books. This is the 4th quilt from this book I've tried and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. It used up some of my 2 1/2 inch strips, but I have a lot more already cut.

I had a little trouble with the blocks coming out square. I still can't quite get the 1/4 inch seams perfect.

I don't have a quarter inch foot for my sewing machine and I'm still trying to figure out exactly where the 1/4 inch is on my machine.
Plus, when I iron the blocks, they get a little off square. I'm trying to do what I've read online, not using steam and pressing rather than ironing, but things aren't great. I will keep trying though.
Who knows, I may even try 1/2 square triangles soon!


For His Glory said...

It's A Beaut! Love all the quilts you brought Sunday!! We will be sure to get them to those little lost hurting lambs! Thank you for using your gift and sharing it~Love ya!

Alycia said...

I can't get the 1/4 inch seams either - but keep trying - I like that quilt patter!