First what's on my wall----
Birds in Air blocks. Which I hope to turn into a quilt like this--
At first I hesitated because of all the triangles. Hmm--nope--I'll make HST's and make two of each fabric. After I had made several--I thought some more. Why have all those edges--surely I can piece these without those pesky bias edges. How can I cut diagonally and have my triangles? RECTANGLES!!
First--cut 3 print squares and 3 matching neutral squares. You will have matching pairs of blocks. Draw a line from corner to corner--sew on either side--cut apart--speedy HST's. Then I used a rectangles to make the single triangles.
Here are my "pieces". Sew the pieces together to get this---
Next step I'll cut a neutral rectangle to match my block. I'll draw a line on the back of the pieced block to sew on--I can make sure all my points are sharp. With rectangles in the diagonal portion of the block I have "fudge" room.
My squares were 3.5". The rectangles are 4.5" long. An extra inch will give me plenty of room to work with. And--no bias edges!
Well, you can see I've gotten distracted over the weekend figuring this out. But--I'm halfway done with enough blocks for a top. This is the year to remember to "enjoy the process"---and I enjoyed this!
- Trim Arrowhead blocks
- Sew blue Jacob's ladder blocks together
- Work on Plaid 4 patch
- Piece a Swoon block
Those projects should keep me busy! Do you have anything special planned for this week? I think I'll bake Ken a chocolate cake for Valentine's Day.