Thursday, March 17, 2016
My WISP Flimsy
I kept working on my WISP (work in slow progress) and got all of the blocks finished. Then I laid them out on the floor and marked each block with a butterfly pin.
I loved how I could write a letter an number on each of the butterfly pins. Then I purchased a new Clover Mini Iron II and pressed each of the blocks. By sewing only on the drawn seam lines, I was able to swirl each of the intersecting points in the block. (See my piecing method here.)
Pressing made a big difference in the looks of the blocks!
I debated about sewing the sixteen inch blocks into a quilt top by hand or machine, because I was not looking forward to sewing such long seams by hand. I spoke to my dad about it and he asked, "Are you going to quilt it by hand?"
I said, "Well, no."
Then he asked, "Then what's the point in piecing it entirely by hand?"
I liked his answer so much that I finished the piecing by machine. Now I am happy to show you the finished flimsy!!! It has taken me nearly two years to complete the flimsy. That is a long time for me. ;)
I am really looking forward to playing with the quilting on this top.