granny squares.

April do. Good Stitches.

April’s do. Good Stitches block was a cute granny square on a small-scale printed white background. I used Botanique to make my squares, and I think they are just the happiest little guys ever!

April do. Good Stitches.

 

This was the first time I “nested” my seams together rather than pressing the seams open. I got the hang of it by the second block, but my first block is not 100% as accurate as the second. I hope that’s okay!

April do. Good Stitches.

 

I had fun seeing these blocks come together easily. Now I’m working on another easy-peasy project to give away for a fundraiser at my son’s preschool. A bright-colored half-square triangle quilt that ‘s perfect for a summer night! More to share soon!

 

4 Comments

  1. I press open too. I like the whole theory behind nesting but it never works so well for me, probably because I don’t practice it enough. Open is just easy, I don’t have to think ‘which side’.
    Love the yellow honey-bee hives on the right!

    1. lelandavestudios@gmail.com Author

      Thanks! Seriously, so right about the “which side” on the seam press! It took way more brain power to keep track of than I was expecting!

  2. Michelle C

    I had been faithfully pressing my seams open and then finished a few projects by stitching in the ditch. I found that my quilting was much neater on a quilt with seams that were pressed to one side — the side-pressed seams created a little channel for my needle. I haven’t abandoned pressing my seams open, but I give the decision to press open or to the side on a particular project more thought now!

    1. lelandavestudios@gmail.com Author

      Michelle, that’s smart thinking. I’ve always just pressed my seams open without thinking ahead about how I plan to quilt something.

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