I started my red & gold project using “flip and sew” piecing. I am not happy with it. It’s too angular and, apparently, I can’t sew a straight seam anymore. Look how it puckered, despite my efforts to iron it into submission! I’ve taken two patches off and may disassemble the whole thing and start over.
I am dragging out my copy of J. Marsha Michler’s, Crazy Quilting, the Complete Guide, and consulting her, “Ten Ways to Patch a Crazy Quilt.” I think, since I have a foundation, I’m going to try the antique method. I’m back to Charlotte to babysit tomorrow, and I won’t have to lug my sewing machine. We’ll see what happens with that!