I have been working on the dog tooth borders for my Morrell quilt.
I am doing it by machine using the freezer paper technique.
I have done this technique for many of the block borders in this quilt, with some having a double or triple dog tooth border so you would think I had this down pat but it still manages to do my head in - brain freeze!
Because it's kind of upside down and facing away I keep making errors, especially around keeping the right sides of the fabric together.
Spatial relations is not a strong point of mine so I even managed to be-head a bird.
I was going to leave it as one of my 'Amish moments' but then I had an email from Mayleen, hoping that I had enough fabric to fix it, which made me re-think and re-do it.
Much better now...
I think I've refined my steps as to when and how I cut the fabric so hopefully the rest will be more trouble free and I won't to do any more un-picking.
My motto should be 'look twice and sew once'.
It's been fun getting out all of the red fabrics. I was considering whether to add some other reds but then decided just to stick to the ones used in the quilt.
I have also been hand piecing the keystone blocks but my points don't go together very well in the centre. I cut the pieces carefully on the bias and do half the 'circle' and then sew the two halves together.
Any tips for getting the points to come together nicely?