In one of my previous posts I mentioned about my Christmas quilt and the pattern I was thinking I would use. Well, here is block #1":
The background is more of a creamy color than white, but what made me decide against the gold trees was that it is a directional fabric and I was already working with the wording on the red.
I feel I’m pretty good at paper piecing with minimal waste….. ummm, not today. The segments of the sides of the center triangle pieces was a bear to get the right size. Here’s my first try:
Needless to say, that’s way too much waste for me – even if it does mean scraps! And I didn’t like that the wording was ‘crooked’ (see the picture of the completed block – the bottom segment). Well, due to the beauty of EQ, I printed out the templates, cut out about ½” larger, traced that onto a piece of foam board and there was my rotary cutting template:
A lot easier folding that small center block in half diagonally then a whole quilt when you’re doing a mitered border! Now to get designs for the center squares embroidered and I’ll be ready to sit and do more paper piecing.
And remember, I told you about my desk? I am so please with it. It sure dresses up the sewing room.
It has so much space in it. I have really old, really large computer accessories that they take up a whole lot more space than I’d like, but I won’t replace them until I have to. I’ll show a picture later when I get everything settled in…..
‘til next time……