Thursday, January 23, 2014
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
There are four more half squares looking at me.
Works well with my fabrics, to my elation.
My paisley rendition.
Sunday, January 19, 2014
For those of you who have been following my progress on this BOM, I apologize for not posting the December block on time. I was traveling in December and so far this month I have been involved with working on the clues for the mystery quilt I have been hosting. This is the link for the mystery:
With this block on its way I am headed
"THROUGH THE ALPHABET" A twenty-six month Journey with
The block below is the one I made for my internet friend. I didn't re press the other direction. I didn't have the heavy intersections I did with my fabrics. I wanted to post this before I edited it. (Today I am without my computer and using Hunny's computer. I don't know what program to use.) One more block to construct. BTW, I found a big help for me to square up the little 1/2 squares. I glued a two inch paper square on the ruler. It will wash off when I am done.
The construction of this block requires a little more than beginners level, but if you have begun at the
beginning of this journey you will get through it just fine if you take it slow and remember,
Doing a BOM like this helps you try blocks you wouldn't think of doing. It helps you to find piecing methods you enjoy or don't enjoy. This is a very lovely block,
but I will not, ever, be using the pattern to make a whole quilt with.
Join us in this 2 year journey. There are several hundred friends taking the trip.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Clue 1: http://gloriouscreations.blogspot.com/2013/10/a-mystery-in-making-clue-1.html
Without further ado here is your third clue.
1. On the wrong side of (12) Fabric “E”, 5.5” squares, draw a line diagonally with pencil. If your fabric is very dark use a light colored, colored pencil.
FAST HALF SQUARE TRIANGLES
These next steps require an accurate 1/4 inch seam .
6. When you join your half squares press the seam to the left.
IMPORTANT: Be aware of the direction of the “
7. When you join the half square with the focus fabric watch the direction you place the 1/2 square. Press your seam to the right.
Pressing the seams these directions allows the seams to nest when you join the two sections together and you will have a perfect intersection.
When you join the above two units to form your four patch unit,
before you press the seams on the back of the 4 patch, clip two stitches at the intersection. When you press it open It should look like the example on the left. This relieves the bulk in the middle of the block which results from seams pressed one direction.
The following public yahoo group is set up for the discussion
Organic methods we use, some cooking and some poetry,