Trimming of seams, that is. Over the weekend, I spent a lot of time grading the seams on the Pickled Ladies. It makes an enormous difference in the weight of the top as well as how it drapes. I’m cutting less than an eighth of an inch off the black triangles in all the arcs. I put one trimming on a ruler to show how little I’m actually cutting off the seam allowance.
This little vase is now almost full of the trimmings.
In this close-up of the back of one of the blocks, you can see how it looks after trimming. While I don’t always grade the seams on quilts, for the Pickled Ladies quilt it makes a big difference and is worth the time and effort.
Baxter was lounging on top of a couch.