Saturday, February 5, 2011

Joining QAYG Blocks - The Next Step

Today I got back to the QAYG blocks I started joining last Saturday.

This is how I'm finishing the backs. First I press the sashing to the correct width:
Just a reminder, the back sashing was attached on one side in the first step. In this photo the side further from us is already stitched in place, and now I'm going to do the side closest to us.

Then I flip the work over to the front, and stitch-in-the-ditch to catch the back sashing:
The ditch-stitching is visible along the bottom edge of the sashing.

If all goes well, this is what the back will look like:
One visible line of stitching along the edge of the sashing, holding it firmly in place.

If it goes not so well, and the back isn't caught in the stitching, it's a sign that it is time to stop for the day.

1 comment:

  1. you join your blocks differently to me. i used to use a back sashing (binding) as well as a front one but now i just do the front one, much faster for me. cheers, k.