The winner of the musical instrument charm pack is Lynn of ThisQuiltingMama Blog. Congratulations.
And in between browsing 178 blogs (quite fun) I did get some sewing done. I like to try new tools so bought some “Tiger Tape” to mark half square triangles.Where I will really appreciate it is when using two dark fabrics.
I don’t think it increased accuracy or saved time over marking with pen. Of course I have a fine point pen so the line I draw is narrow. The advertisement said it was reusable, and I did use each piece 12 times; I may have been able to squeeze a few more uses out of it, but I had finished my HSTs.
There is so much that doesn’t feel like progress. Like trimming those HSTs.
But I do like to see those nice even square pieces.
I lined them up on my 15-inch square ruler (which doubles as a tray to get pieces from the ironing board to the sewing machine) and was ready to make blocks and then a strip. I found it liberating to learn that seams had to be pressed only before sewing a cross seam. So I sewed the right side, then the left side, and then pressed.
The six friendship-star blocks are the width (before borders) on the original plan. I have a couple inches I can play with, and another new idea may make a lower row wider, so I am not sewing strips down the side of the flying geese till I see the final width.
I missed WIP Wednesday this week; come back to see how far I get by next Wednesday.
12/19/12 I didn’t get much farther. Design change–one row of flying geese will have green “sky.” More cut. More preliminary seams. On to next week.