Well, I am not there yet, but I probably won't be doing it with bias strips. The tails seem to wide to me for that. I may just cut out the shape in either one or two pieces. Maybe two pieces to give it that layered look.
I've only printed the block.....
My plan is to leave the bow off.
Thinking that will be where the back basting method would be the best choice? Pin an adequate size piece to the front, baste all along the bow outline & clip away the excess. Somewhat more wasteful but we would get the correct curvature. As you go around the outside tight curves, make little snips - same thing on the inside curves. That's my plan anyway...when I get there!Pat
hahahaa...I'm just working on block 12 this weekend. I won't get to the bow until 2012! I think it will be back basted or regular needle turned. Draw out the bow on freezer paper and use that as the template.
I would not use bias either. I plan to back-bast it as I do all my blocks. I do not use bias for anything. Just tack it in place along the sewing lines, then trim the excess. Where it goes under, I just leave that free, do the rest and come back to it.I have a page I have written for class notes on Back Basting. If anyone is interested in reading it, please email and I will send it to you.Wendy
Thanks for all the suggestions. I went ahead with the bias strip-----I curved and pressed and curved and pressed and finally got it to lay down. Don't know what will happen when the block is washed. If it changes too much I will just have to do it over another way.Looking forward to seeing how some others do theirs.Nancy