Endless Squares

Friday, October 21, 2011

Whenever we are redo-ing a room in our house and have to consider the design of an object in it, my husband always knows what I will say: 'I don't care, as long as it's square!' I really do love squares! I only like curves when they are accompanied by or are complimenting squares or something with hard edges. So when I was thinking about what I wanted to do for my next quilt design, I decided to make it a play on squares.

I came up with the design above. And while piecing it, I even did the thing I swore I would never do again....iron the seams open. In this case, the small squares were so small (1" finished), they were easier to keep square when they were ironed open. Two things made making the open seams a better experience than my previous one. First, I shortened the stitch length on my machine from 2.4 to 2.1. Second, thanks to a tip from fellow modern quilter, Judy, I used spray starch when ironing the seams. Between these two things, I had a much more pleasant seam opening experience. That being said, I still prefer to iron my seams to one side wherever possible!

Now, on to figuring out how the heck to quilt this thing!?!

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