|OK, I did change the colors here and added the orange.|
When going through the tutorials, I can see other ways to piece the blocks, especially wanting to make 4 patches with strips sets and make the half square triangles by sewing strips and then cutting them diagonally into squares. But I'm following the instructions to the letter. (Except for the order of sewing in a few cases to help me chain piece and press more efficiently and a few typos.) I figure it's good for me. A little more time as a student to gain better insight when being a teacher.
|Sometimes I piece while singing along with my favorite tunes on my phone.|
I'm also doing a lot of the piecing at night, when I'm tired. This has led to a few mistakes. Like the time I sewed down the marked line of 8 squares instead of 1/4 inch away on either side. So I then stitched the 1/4 inch lines and then cut down that line of stitching down the middle.
|Whoops! At least I didn't need to rip it out.|
|So far, this is my un-favorite block. Too much contrast with the navy and no pretty turquoise.|
Of course there was some seam ripping and resewing when points floated or were stitched over, and corners where points didn't meet up well enough. Though there wasn't as much of that as I had expected.
|Six blocks on the design wall. I think they'll be set on point.|
I am dying to start quilting on this!