I took all four sewn stratas after I had pressed them and laid them out to simulate the effect I will get on this quilt.
The next step was to sew the last seam that makes the strata into a tube. I trim the selvages off to have a straight edge at the left.
Next I cut as many slices as I can get out of the strata. I usually have to do another straightening cut when I am about half way across the strata. The next step will be to unpick one seam in each of the tube slices. I do this at the design wall where I can easily determine which seam to unpick.
The pink cactus bloom is almost all open. It seems to be a darker pink than last year.
This colorful tree is in my backyard neighbor’s front yard. I used the zoom feature to shoot between the branches of my Redbud tree.