Finally something to Post about. I am all caught up with my Chester Criswell Blocks.
Block 13 Alice Criswell
I decided to just leave the horseshoe shapes off of block 13. Too much stress involved in cutting those little things. Anyway who will ever know the difference if they haven’t seen the pattern.
Block 14 Mary E Wilson
Block 15 Alice McClellan
I stitched two of blocks 14 and 15. I believe there are three of block 14 and two of block 15 in the original quilt but two was enough for me.
Block 16 Adaline Gibson
Block 17 Criswell Gibson
This is block 14 all ready to press after soaking to remove all of the glue. I always press my blocks when they are dry upside down on a clean white towel. One other thing I try to remember to do is press with the straight of grain of the background fabric. The straight of grain would be the direction of the selvedge or the direction without any stretch.
Try as hard as I may I always seem to find myself doing a little ironing instead of just pressing like you are supposed to. If you go with the straight of grain there is less chance of stretching your blocks out of shape.
Hope everyone is well and back to stitching after the Holidays.