Sunday, 18 August 2013
Thank you dear Wendy over at Sugarlane Quilts for hosting Friday Night Sew-In. I always find it
sew inspiring to be sewing along with friends from all around the world!
I had plenty to choose from on Friday night, but this project needed some attention. I am behind on the blocks, but I will just keep doing the best I can for now. Sometimes life gets in the way.
I am still working on Block 3. This block is huge! I spent most of the evening trimming these 16 blocks of 1/4 square triangles. This turned out to be a bit tiring...but it is still an important part of the process.
I finished trimming the 16 1/4 square triangle blocks. Here they are laid out, but not yet sewn together.
They are meant to make four pinwheel blocks with the two sets of colours being a mirror image.
I am not sure if these are correct or not, but I see four pinwheels, and that works for me!! LOL.
I've had this ruler for years. I am finding it quite helpful with this project. There are a LOT of
half square triangles which means one must be careful of the bias. This ruler has channels for
the rotary cutter, which means I can trim two sides of a block before I have to move it. Considering
that bias can be a bit delicate, I am happy to have this ruler here.
I am also making this quilt in a Batik version. When I finished trimming those 16 blocks, I went through my pile of Batik fabrics. These are what I chose for my other Block 3.
I hope you had a productive Friday night too! xx debbie