Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Carl's Crown of Isis

What an awesome quilt!  Here is the full finished picture of Carl's Crown of Isis quilt, pattern is by Deb Karasik.


And here's the detail:

Now, this is like Carl's third quilt.  Seriously!  Apparently he's adventurous when it comes to piecing quilts - he takes the no-fear method, which is great!  But (that darn but)... I really want to share this, because not everyone knows -- pressing your seams is crazy important.  Here's a picture of one of the overlapping seams on Carl's quilt.  I like to call it lazy pressing -- it makes it impossible to stitch-in-the-ditch and can cause some serious difficulties when it comes time to line everything up.

Just think if you were piecing a quilt block, and your seams were overlapping by 1/4", and there were say four seams in that block, by the time you were done with the block it would be 1" smaller.  Just think if there were 6 blocks across -- you can see how things might not line up.  Just a little tidbit of info -- take time and press seams properly, it will help you in the long run.

Not to worry, Carl is on his way to piecing many more quilts I'm sure!!

1 comment:

  1. I've become much more aware of my pressing so it's good to point out...although I must admit that I'm VERY impressed that this is only his third quilt! I can only imagine what future ones will look like.

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