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Good progress on my Aiming for Accuracy Quilt Along. This week the block uses Split Quarter-Square Triangles. If I pieced them as directed in the lesson, my pinwheels would be spinning I both directions. I wanted them all spinning the same way, so I used a different technique. first step was to layer the dark and light fabrics. I put the light on top. Then drew a line corner to corner in both directions. Next, draw on the stitching lines. They are shown in the dashed lines in the second square on the left. After stitching, press, then cut corner to corner twice. This gives four identical quarter square triangles as shown in the next photo. If you place the dark fabric on top before stitching, then you get the opposite orientation of colours after cutting apart
All of my split quarter-square triangles look like. In the paper sketch, in the upper right I show the two variations as per the original directions.
Note that all my pinwheels spin in the same direction.
In the tutorial instructions, you will notice that the pinwheels spin in both directions.
I prefer my version.
"Pea Gravel Path" by Leah Day. I had three different types of areas to fill: a very narrow strip, several inch wind strips and then several abstract shapes. I played around with the pattern so that it would fit in all of the spaces.
|This is how it looks stitched in the one inch sections.|
We have been having some very hot weather lately, and it's expected to continue for the next while. Makes for great indoor time and stitching. I'm looking forward to continuing with the blue areas. Do you have a favourite activity when it's too hot to spend time outdoors?