|My fused block with one seam sewn|
|All the vertical seams sewn, not yet ironed|
I'm glad Louise chose it for our block this month, because I probably never would have gotten the gumption up to try it on my own. And I was right! This method certainly makes the postage stamp process easier, but it is still tedious in its own ways. Suffice it to say, one block was enough for me.
|Vertical seams done and pressed|
After sewing all the seams in one direction you have to split the interfacing along the ridge so the seams can be ironed open. The first set of seams I split using an old seam ripper, the second set using tiny scissors. Neither method was easy or super effective. I think Louise's technique of slicing off a tiny bit of the seam allowance with your rotary cutter is probably best, but it's easier said than done in reality, with these bulky seams and the bulk of the rest of the block trying to get away from you.
|The finished block, from the back. By this point Wilson had woken from his nap and was getting restless.|
After sewing and pressing one set of seams you repeat the process, sewing the horizontal seams. This block, which only finishes at 15" sq, contains 100 tiny squares.
|Finished postage stamp block|
I hope you had a happy 4th. We had beef ribs and potato salad for dinner and set off bottle rockets and blackcats in the driveway. I think the dogs had the best 4th of July of all, as they got rib bones to chew on and then lost their minds barking and running after fire works :)
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