Having been given a jelly roll and a quilting book for Christmas 2010, there is no excuse not to get on with quiltmaking.

Here's what happened next...


Thursday, 29 December 2011

A Recovery and Block Creation

The cream fabric which I made a hash of cutting yesterday was supposed to be 6" wide in order to be starched and cut into 6" squares, then into triangles.

Because I am also using the cream fabric for the skinny stop border, and I had already decided to make this as a 2" finished border (rather than Sue's suggested 1" finished) this reather neatly means that my 5" wide mistake strip will come in very handy for when I'm cutting 2 1/2 " strips. Hurrah!

This evening I have VERY CAREFULLY sewn the triangles onto the nine patch blocks...

...and now I have the nerve-racking job of trimming the blocks to square them up.

But not this evening - my hour and a half concentration period is more than up, and I'll need to come at this one fresh!


  1. It's coming along so nicely! Can't wait to see the next step

  2. I like your kitchen counter system. It looks like a comfortable height for cutting and trimming. I like the blocks very much.

  3. See, it wasn't a mistake, it was all part of the grand master plan! The blocks look great, and I'm sure you won't have any problem trimming them to size.

  4. I tell you, the nine patches were a doddle compared to this triangle lark - and spray starch it my new Best Friend!

    The kitchen counter is a great surface for cutting (although a couple of inches too high for prolonged work with the cutter. Mind you, the kitchen table is too low & makes my back ache, so I can't win!). The best thing about it is the fact I can move round the counter to cut from either side, so I don't have to move the board and fabric round so much.


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