Block 20 Margaretta Harris’s Block
I decided to use the quick, fabric wasting method to make my Chester Criswell block this month. Since I have more fabric than time.
First I printed 4 copies of the pattern, reversed two and taped them together to make a complete pattern. Then I traced the whole pattern onto freezer paper. I then ironed this to another piece of freezer paper to make it sturdier. So I could turn the edges.
Since there were no connecting lines in the pattern I made sure to put some registration marks so I would be able to line the pieces up again once cut apart.
After cutting the pattern out I ironed two pieces to one piece of fabric and two on another.
I had previously marked the pattern on my background with a blue wash away marker and was careful to include the registration marks. Difficult to see in the picture but they are there.
I then turned the edges with my starch and little iron. Placed them on the background and stitched.
I have never done back basting but I think it would be a good method to use for this block.
With back basting it could be done from one piece of fabric without all the waste.