I had not I guess because I learned there is a special way to iron a 4 patch to get it to lay nice and flat! Yippee :)
Once I figured there was a secret I searched more vids... and found THIS great vid by Billie Lauder on how to lay out my strips for quick cutting.
|pressing to the dark...|
Then I watched this follow up vid also by Billie Lauder where she explains the way to press them HERE!
|4 patch anatomy ~ before finger pressing...|
|Finger pressed open now|
|Ironed flat now...|
|Tahdah! The finished 4 patch :)|
I also managed to do some reading yesterday... I was so happy that the mood struck... I decided to open Jinny Beyer's book ~ Quiltmaking by Hand ~ randomly but toward the beginning of the book... the topics were quilting notions and prewashing stash! lol I loved reading about the history of chatelaines and such... but hearing more preaching about prewashing all fabrics was getting a bit over heard for me lately. GOAL MET!
I have totally been absorbed in designing and now making this quilt.. I am very excited with all of the process thus far!
Did you already know how to do the 4 patch twist or was this new to you? This is my 13th quilt.. how come I never made a proper 4 patch before now ?? None of my quilts had 4 patches .. until now! lol And I have no idea why either... as I am truly enjoying the process of placing them around the spot the center panel I showed you yesterday will go...
My honey is even being quilty today... in a way... he is preparing some new featherweights for sale! Isn't this a cool shot I got as he was using the morning light to do his work! :)
Have a blessed weekend! I will be sewing together 4 patches and such.. what about you?