Now in the middle of month three of Passion 48, I have enough quarter-circles stitched to complete more than half the blocks in the quilt.
I’m glad I chose to use paper foundation piecing instead of cutting and sewing small wedges to make the 40-segment circles. I am certain I’d still be cutting the required forty pieces per block (times 12 blocks…480 wedges total) if I hadn’t decided to use this quick-and-precise piecing method.
Finding a copy machine that would feed the foundation paper successfully was tricky. My co-worker Lisa went on a (successful) hunt for a copy machine that would accommodate the
lightweight paper and print true-to-size after we tried three other machines that either pleated the paper or printed an image that wasn’t 100% of the original size. The lightweight paper will be easy to remove after each circle is stitched. Copy machine weight paper is much heavier and more challenging to remove.
Each time I look at the photo of Tamara Barfels’ Under the Big Top quilt I’m inspired to keep sewing. This quilt makes me feel happy.
Read my January blog here.
Read my February blog here.