I have finished block #23 for my CCCQ. I really like the effect from the striped fabric but which way should it go? This way...
I think I like the stripes going horizontally, what do you think?
I really like this design and I agree with Sharon that the inner motifs look like the batman symbol.
Talk of things going this way or that, I discovered (with some help from Maureen who emailed me) that Block #23 for AWS had an error. Yes just when I thought I had finally conquered that dreaded block there was an error in the way one section of the HSTs was going! Could I live with it?
In pieces - again :(
but now everything is going the right way.
Back to the sewing machine.
I couldn't believe this, after the problems I'd had with the measurements I was following the diagram in the book very carefully. Turns out the diagram was wrong so I had to follow the photograph of the block.
If you ever make this block it's the middle set of HSTs that I had to fix.
After this I steeled myself to make Block #11. This had even more HSTs and crazy measurements - 1 5/16" - Yikes!
I decided to be very methodical, meticulously counting how many HSTs and the different colour combinations I needed, using the photo of the block in the book.
Judy and I worked out last week that it would be easiest to use a slightly larger Thangle (2") then trim down to the required 1 13/16" (allowing for the seam allowance). I don't have a ruler with 1/16's so I marked off in purple between the eighths.
This proved handy as I trimmed off the dog ear at the same time.
Checking and re-checking, laying out two sets at a time.
Machine piecing and returning to the layout so those pesky HSTs remembered their place.
Pinning to a background as each square came together.
I love the diagonal swathe formed by the placement of light and dark fabric. I just need to add the stars - wish me luck!
That pesky block #23 is watching and tried to mock me all afternoon...
...which just made me more determined to get it right.
Phew, I recently read somewhere that quilting helps prevent Alzheimers - my brain has certainly had a workout today as I am both mathematically and spatially challenged ;)