I'm continuing my work on the Rattlesnake Quilt. So far I'm a bit more than half way through with sewing the football shaped paper-piecing. I've been giving some thought to how I'll be finishing this quilt. It would be better for me to complete it as a larger quilt than the original calls for. I've got some ideas for adding borders and extra squares to make it larger. It's looking good so far. I can't wait to get it finished.
One thing I've found that makes it easier when paper piecing is to use an open toe foot on my sewing machine. I can see the printed pattern line for stitching much better with the open toe foot. This is a definite asset. Some of my blocks are not precisely sewn on the lines, but close enough for me.
Here's a photo of a sample layout. Just testing . . . of course I plan on adding some bright colors to form the rest. Then it should 'pop' instead of the dull, flat look here. I really like the blacks and whites. Adding bright colors should look wonderful.
Okay, enough chatter for now, back to work.