The 24th block of The Splendid Sampler™ is called “Inspector Sidekick”, by Michele Foster, referring to those furry inspectors that are always keeping a closer look to our work. I do not have any, but I had the experience of working with them and I perfectly understand the feeling of being under constant scrutiny –and keeping and extra eye to spools, needles, pins and whatever that might be at their reach-.
Talking patchwork, this block was easier than it may have seemed. Almost no seam ripper… One of the things I learnt from the class with Me and My Sisters Designs was to correctly press. I was suspecting I had a pressing-ironing issue, and the last results seem to prove it: I’m amazed how flat the block turned out, and how easily seams nested, after a good press with my bigger, everyday-use steam-iron, instead of using the little travel-iron I have for patchwork. So: starch, and steam. The perfect duo.
I played with one of the directional prints for the background, and I have to highlight this little person carrying such a big cake… he has a somewhat crooked look, hasn’t he? I’m sure he is up to no good…
The pattern and link party for this 24th block can be found here.