Friday, August 17, 2018

Summer Sampler 2018 :: Pisa

The Summer Sampler Road Trip is two-thirds over, and I for one will be sad when it's over. This has been the perfect QAL for this summer and each new block has been a welcome diversion in an otherwise hectic week.

This week's block is Pisa, designed by Faith/Fresh Lemons Quilts, and you'll notice it doesn't lean one bit, but was inspired by detailing in the stonework of the tower.

Lee/Freshly Pieced shared a good tip that really helped those seams nest. Once all the quarters were pieced, I remove the paper, and then repressed the seams on two quarters so they went the opposite way. Worked like a charm. That and sewing the seams first with a 4.0 stitch length to check placement gave me pretty decent results. And a block that I'm gushing over.