|BLOCK # 16 WHITE HOUSE|
I wasn't all that happy with my centre pinwheel.
|So.... I made another block. The blue stripe|
is printed slightly off which makes
my piece look crooked, but it IS
This time I used a new trick when joining
the two rows... read more below....
|BLOCK # 17 COMFORT QUILT|
An easy block - really had to dig
through my scraps to find
Elmer's Washable School Glue! Now, many of you might already know about using this glue for patchwork, but I only recently came across this idea when reading about a new method for attaching binding to quilts. I can hear a few groans out there, but hey!! anything that makes sewing easier is fine with me!! I used the glue method on the binding of a little Easter Basket I made last week and just loved how it worked! So, when I was joining the two rows together to make the second version of the White House block, I used the glue where my pin went through both pieces at the centre point of the pinwheel (I call this the stab method). I just put a dot of glue around the pin, then hot ironed (then removed the pin). It worked so well!!! I didn't have the problem of holding on to the pin as I was sewing, which made it so much easier. If you want to know more about the stab method, click on "Rodale's Perfect Piecing" below in the Labels box.
Another hint when making the White House block - I followed American Homestead's advice HERE which made the construction of the block much easier. If using this method, it is much easier to sew the square to the rectangle like this....
|Sew from the upper left corner down to the bottom right corner with|
the rectangle placed as shown.
So now my homework is done!! Now to get back to the Chubby Chicks quilt - I have the backing and binding fabric, just need to piece the backing and get the pinning done!!
(you can find the tutorial HERE)
Our 5 day long weekend is over tonight, back to school tomorrow :-) and suddenly the week is almost over!! then another long weekend for Labour Day. More sewing days ahead!!