The last week has been something else. Like full and stressful. And this morning I somehow ended up with half an hour free before I needed to head back to the rat-race, so I did what any creative might do... I distracted myself from reality and sewed for a bit. I'm not sure why, but Stephanie/Spontaneous Thread's "Inset Seaming" tutorial crossed my mind - something I'd been meaning to try for a long while.
Grabbing a couple of scraps like I did allowed me to try it quickly within my time-frame, and goodness, it was easy! The bit peeking through measures just 1/16"! Amazing.
So tonight, when I went to make my guild giving quilt block - Improv in Pink Flamingo - I decided to play with those inset seams again. I tried three sizes, 1/16", 1/8", and 1/4" and they all went together really nicely. Late as it was, I didn't really notice the shadowing that would occur with my white background. I actually kind of like it here, but it may just disqualify the inclusion of the block in our quilt, and for sure it's something to note in the future.
Anyway, discovering the secrets of inset seams was definitely the highlight of this day.
Linking up with Tips and Tutorials Tuesday.