Sunday, November 13, 2011
Pressing, my Least Favorite Part
Thanks to trimming blocks to one size, they fit nicely without ooching or stretching - therefore, that part of the process went quickly. A good press from the top will finish the pressing job, then I'm adding a 2 inch inner border, and then I'm tackling the outer border. My goal today (yet) is to make a sample. I could have saved time by relying on my first instinct instead of spending hours, days, looking and wondering.
It's turning out well and I'm trying hard NOT to show it until I get the border completed. When I take it to Quilt Guild, Show and Tell, they frequently KNOW it's mine, even if I didn't tell them. Perhaps I finally have a "style".
The name, "Steps", (or "One Step at a Time") has always been a personal and professional lesson for me, as well as excellent advice for a quiltmaker or any person when tackling a project. And the quilt is filled with visual "Steps", as is the border-to-be.