Yes, I admit it! I am one of those people who hated the idea of pressing every seam as I pieced a quilt. I would try to stitch as much as possible before I would go to the ironing board. Okay, so once the quilt was together, who was to know about all those "flippy" seams? It's not like I was going to enter it into a contest. This is what I would tell myself.
And, then, one day Sharon was pressing a top for me while I did other sewing. Busted!!! She really got on my case. Luckily, I had won a small ironing table at my quilt guild. The base of the table is a wooden TV tray with padding and a beautiful fabric cover stapled on. Isn't this cute? It sits right next to my sewing center.
Several years ago I began to cut background pieces for a Sister's Choice scrap quilt using a Bonnie Hunter pattern. Then, I misplaced them. I found them recently and decided to drag out my bag of 2 ½" strips. I began making 9-patch blocks. This was so much fun. And, *drum roll* I pressed every seam. I have gotten 30 of 9-patch blocks stitched. I clipped them together in lots of 10.
I just had to see what a completed block would look like. See, here is the back without a single flippy seam.
Here is the finished star block.
All my blocks will be scrappy. To bring it together, I found a bunch of fabrics in my stash that are a funny green. It's sort of a sea green...difficult to describe. All the star points will be one of these green prints. It gives the eye a place to rest. Hopefully, this bed-sized quilt will be mine to keep. We will see.