Thursday, March 05, 2009

Halfway there...

This block was a bit more challenging for a few reasons.

The first being that I am getting to the end of some of my fabrics - I had a few different ones in mind for this block, but the remaining pieces were just not large enough.

Even the crab fabric was problematic - I did not have a big enough piece to cut a square and sub cut it into 4 triangles - so I ended up making a triangle template and cutting the pieces out of odds and ends of scraps in order to get enough for this bock. It gave me a few problematic edges that I had to be careful with - but I think I got it ok.

The other challenge was sewing two angled pieces on either side of a triangle and having the entire strip come out even. I am not sure if there is a trick to doing that consistently accurately. I guessed -and 3 of the 4 turned out well -one was a bit wonky. If anyone has some tips on that one - let me know - because I think there are a few more of those lurking in this quilt.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

They all look just PERFECT to me!
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Have a great day!

jill said...

i couldnt cut out a square, a circle OR a triangle without massive amounts of help, measuring instruments, and lines drawn to scale with overlap for me..

i think you're doing really well with this.

swirlc said...

Let me know if you need more of the crab fabric to finish out your blocks, I still have some that I will be glad to send you.

LYL MYM

jillquilts said...

And here I thought that this was going to be a post about how close the retreat is getting!

Your block looks great! Good job!