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May 19, 2020

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Late blog today as I am really getting back to my schedule now. I quilt and do house stuff until dinner time then after dinner I can get on with any piecing or other personal work I want to do. Once I clear customer quilts and a few of my own tops then I will spend my days making new quilts, I have several possible patterns I would love to work on.

Tonight I started on the pictorial border, I had seen a foundation pieced block in a book a couple of years ago that would be perfect for this quilt. Which lead to a lot of hunting through boxes. It turns out the block is designed to be 20″. That’s fine but I need 8″ so I am working from the layout sheet instead often pattern. The pieces are now quite small. The block was already quite detailed, this has made it trickier. I have removed a few seams, but not the ones that lead to tiny pieces. Some I can barely see, but I figure I don’t really need to see them so long as I can find the line. It looks scary but foundation piecing is foundation piecing, I think the biggest things to remember is this will use a lot more fabric than you might expect, as far more is in the seams than actually on the front of the block, and that the seam allowance needs to be 1/8″. Oh I should probably also mention that generally one foundation seam takes about the same time regardless of size. So a small block takes as long as a large block. I am really pleased with how much I got done to tonight. I started with one of the least intimidating pieces, but by the time I stopped I had done one that had some of the smallest parts, and indeed the foundationnwas smaller than my presser foot. That’s a moment to have some sort of pokey thing to help you guide pieces through the machine. I am optimistic it is possible to complete why I have planned before Monday morning. Famous last words?

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