I finished piecing together the blocks for the Cosmic Jewels quilt. (Its new name is “Sapphire Star.”) I did end up changing that one fabric that was bothering me along the right hand side. I decided to leave everything else as originally designed.
Next I’ll start digging around for some batting to use up. Since this will just be a wall quilt for my home and is not intended to be a show quilt, this might be a good time to use up some odd pieces left over from other quilts.
As I was pressing the quilt top, I had to decide whether to press the horizontal seams upwards or downwards. I had a theory that I wanted to experiment with. I thought that if I pressed the seams downwards so that the seam allowance was pointing towards the bottom of the quilt (when looking from the back side), the slight bump on the front side would cast less of a shadow.
So, I pressed my seams downward, pinned up my quilt top, and took pictures. Then I turned the quilt top upside down and took more pictures. I kept all of the other factors the same: the lighting, the position, etc. Compare the horizontal seams in the two pictures. What do you think?
Granted, it isn’t quilted yet and I imagine that will make a difference somewhat. And does it really matter? I don’t know. It’s just the way my mind wanders…
August 17: I’m linking to Freshly Pieced: Work in Progress Wednesday.