Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Do you sliver trim?

Many years ago I did not take the time to do this much skipped step. My piecing was less than perfect as a result. It takes so much time but makes all the patches match up perfectly.
These are my finished trimmed units. Want to know how many there are?
240 cream/brown units
160 cream/blue units
160 brown/blue units
They finish at 2"...lots of little pieces.
Luckily for me Bonnie Hunter has given me lots of practice with tiny units!

Today I finished the trimming and made two blocks just to see how the pressing should be. I followed the pattern for the first block and did not like the result. So on the second block I changed all the pressing and the result was much more to my liking!

Here is a pic of the pattern. This book was a gift to me from my secret sister.
She sure has my # pegged!

And I also got the book "It's A Wrap". I had to really search my small town to find the correct clothesline but I did find it.


SewCalGal said...

This is going to be a beautiful quilt. Can't wait to see it when it is finished.


imagrandma2five said...

Saw some of your quilts at the Karpeles Museum quilt show. You do beautiful work! I have a question for you, do you buy yardage for all your Bonnie Hunter quilts or do you use scraps only?

zarina said...

I too skipped that particular step. But after meeting too many edges that are too much, I started this and it has become a normal procedure for me.

Jackie said...

Love your blocks! What book is that pattern in.
And yes, I have become a trimmer- I'v also found that is makes a world of difference in the end result.

Sharon said...

Yes, I too am a big believer in trimming

knitnoid said...

It depends on what I'm doing as to whether or not I sliver trim. I love the quilt you are working on. Generally I won't buy a book unless there are 3 or 4 patterns I can't live without. When I saw that pattern I didn't care if there were any other patterns in the book. As it turns out there are several more. Can't wait to see the finished quilt.