There were a few questions about the original quilt so I am posting this close up. Don’t you love that stripe with the printed cording? The quilting in the center is quilted with little clam shells which I plan to replicate. Not sure if I can match the border quilting due to size, but I will ponder it.
I wanted to share my pressing method for smaller applique pieces. I don’t like to press the top of an appliqued piece if it has tiny points as the iron tends to scorch the fabric to a shiny glow if there is too much bulk in one area. So… I press from the wrong side onto a terrycloth washcloth or towel. I spritz with water first and then press on high to create a nice flat look. The “squish” of the terrycloth prevents the seam allowances from making an impression on the front of the piece (and it really is all about a good impression!).
I hope to post the finished top SOON! Enjoy the day.