Monday, March 11, 2013
DWM/Piecing Progress on Fall Jewels
The weather has been all over the place this week giving me some sewing room time. Whenever it's rainy I retreat upstairs and get some quality time in with the rotary cutter and Janome 6600. Remember how I found that project box with all the pieces already cut out? I got down to serious sewing and turned those bits into flying geese and half triangle squares. A LOT of flying geese and half triangle squares!
The original cutting directions had said to cut squares 2 7/8", draw a line and sew on either side of the line, cut down the middle and presto two half triangle square that will measure 2 1/2". Now this is the way I usually make those units but believe me when I tell you that if I had followed directions I would not have ended up with 2 1/2" half triangle squares. No Way! I'm just not that accurate. Instead I cut the original square at 3" giving myself a little more wiggle room and trimmed those babies down to 2 1/2". That extra 1/8" makes all the difference to me in being able to have completely accurate squares.
QUILTER KNOW THYSELF! If your not the most accurate piecer do yourself a favor and read the directions, figure out what they're really asking you to do and why and how that works for you. You can always take away but you can't add on
Here's the first block mock-up. Isn't it fabulous?
It's Design Wall Monday on Judy's blog so go see what's up over at Patchwork Times.
Until next time,