This quilt was put together by me but my sister Margaret did the blocks.
I was so impressed by the back of her blocks....I know you thought I was going to talk about my backside beauty (ha!!...don't want to gross anyone out there)... Trust me no one but my husband watches me walk away....and I guess after 31 years of marriage and he still watches me walk away...not too bad.
Okay...I know, it always ends up about me...lets get back to the back side of this block. Look at what great care she took in ironing it...just amazes me....my back side never looks like that...trust me.
Which brings me to this Samoan goodness.... But...gotta be honest...it looks pretty but the fabric is not the best.
I changed needles twice to try and get the right fitting for the material. My thread would break.... I am pretty sure this is not 100% cotton like the gal said, it has some rayon in it...
My tip on doing this drunkard's path is
you already have your "L" sewn to your pie.
I decide which "L" color I want on the bottom.... I usually go for the light, the red "L" or dark is on top. I will always flip my light seam down, which makes the red seam up...so they butt up against each other to make your line intersect just right.
See how one seam goes up and one down...you want every one of your seams to point the same way. So for me, light seams down, dark seams up. Takes all the worry out of it....
If you just remember this one tip, your block will look like this on the back side. Everything laying smooth and flat. If I have confused you...sorry....just remember...light down, dark up....