I've been sporadically FPPing these blocks at quilt group get-togethers or our Central Florida MQG Sew-Ins, but it's time to make some serious progress.
Each block is 15" X 15", and is assembled in quadrants. I precut all the fabrics, and have them Wonder-clipped together for easy sewing wherever I am.
When I'm at home, I like to set up a covered wooden TV tray to the left of my sewing machine, where I can place a cutting mat.
Then, after sewing on a piece (I like to use my Bernina #37 open toe quarter-inch foot)...
...I have a place to "press" the seam with a wall paper roller.
If you're wondering what that design is on the back of the FPP paper, it's another FPP design. I've found that when quilters are purging their sewing rooms, they put out for sale old pre-printed foundation paper. I can buy a package for a buck or two, and then use the blank back side of the paper to print my own pattern. Aren't I just the frugal quilter?
When four paper arcs are sewn, I trim the FPP paper outside the seam allowance, and piece to add the center and outer background pieces. And lastly, those quadrants are sewn together.
The pattern calls for 16 blocks, and I've made nine.
I like where it's headed.... on the road to no longer being a UFO.
I must mention that this month, on August 20 and 21, I'll be presenting and teaching domestic machine quilting (with a walking foot and with a free motion quilting foot) in Boca Raton. The South Florida MQG has invited me to give a presentation (with lots of domestic machine quilting tips!) and a trunk show of my quilts; and a one day workshop. I've been told that a few openings remain, so if you're in the area, and interested, click here for more information and get signed up. Thanks! Linda