Monday, November 27, 2006

Up a Creek

Be careful what you wish for. Here was I craving a return to piecing and then I remembered that I had promised to make a 12" Kayaks block for a friendship/farewell quilt:

As you can see, this block requires precision piecing and it's been a while since I have required sharp points. In the end, I decided to go the foundation piecing route so that I can withstand scrutiny from the quilt police.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really love this block, Brenda. The piecing looks great, too...I think I'd have gone for paper piecing, too, with those sharp little points. Love the colors.

November 27, 2006 5:57 pm  
Blogger Caitlin said...

Gotta love foundation piecing for those points! Do you piece on paper and remove it, or onto something that stays in the quilt? I tried using paper years back, but hated the way it distorted the stitches when I removed it... now I draw or print foundations onto lightweight stitch-in (not fusible) interfacing, and that seems to work better - and doesn't change the hand of the fabric or add bulk.

November 27, 2006 6:04 pm  
Blogger Brenda said...

I pieced onto paper and removed it - a clean and easy process since I had pre-perforated the sewing lines. I could not be bothered with such rigmarole for an entire quilt but it was fine for four blocks. I can't wait to see the quilt top put together - an illusion of circles emerges.

November 27, 2006 6:54 pm  

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