I am making progress on the Antique DWR quilt. This one is definitely a challenge, but I have a system of sorts that is working well. There is quite a lot of variation in sizes in the partially finished blocks.
Here are two completed pieces and I don't know if you can see the variation in the sizes, but the top one is considerably longer than the lower one.
To make these arcs a consistent size, I used my template, and drew the shape on my pressing board.
I am now able to fit the arcs to the correct shape.
There is usually extra fullness on the outer curve of these blocks, and I ease this in and fit the block to the correct size. This easing in of the fullness is what the original maker did with these blocks. Then to keep the shape, and also to stabilize the block I fuse featherweight interfacing to the wrong side.
Some of the blocks have a bit of extra length so for those I trim the ends to make them fit.
And some of the blocks just don't want to fit at all.
There are a few extra blocks, so for now I will just set these too small blocks aside, and if I do need them I will add to them to make them fit.
Here is my progress so far! I am pleased, and even with the adjustments I am making, I believe I am keeping the integrity of the original design and workmanship. A few more rows to complete, and then on to quilting this treasure.