Monday, April 15, 2013
Hopefully More Trial Than Error
I quickly made a paper template for the background triangles and found that I could cut 2 background pieces from a 3.5" x 5" rectangle. I just have to remember that I need to cut them in reverse as well. It makes me very happy that I can use 3.5" strips because I can just pull the neutrals from my strip bins and I don't have to do any fussy cutting. But, now that I have sewn my block together, I am not too sure if I have done it correctly. I used some 3.5" qsts from my bins to use for the center square, which was nice and easy and not complicated at all but when I sewed everything together the block looked a bit wonky to me. It may very well be because I am joining string blocks to a background fabric that is cut on the bias so both parts that I am joining together are quite stretchy.
I am going to have to make a couple more test blocks before I get too far ahead of myself!