What a fun sewing weekend! I spent quite a bit of time working on my single-girl project for my spicing up the kitchen partner. I still haven't decided if this is going to become a wall hanging, table runner, or individual placemats. Maybe you could weigh in with your opinion.
Then I chose a short stitch length and did my paper piecing. If you are doing this, make sure you double check the positioning of each piece so that your arch is completely covered when you flip the fabric back over.
Then I trimmed each arch to the actual size (my templates included the seam allowances) by cutting along the dark line that shows through the paper.
What should I make of my SG blocks?
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
First I tested out that my curve was the correct shape
Then I traced each of the template pieces into the curve. I ended up with 4 curved pieces and they are essentially the same shapes as the individual templates in the pattern.
Let me know if this is helpful to you and your Single Girl efforts!
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Its been a long time since we talked. But the holidays, guests, new carpet upstairs and the job have all stolen the show for the last month and a half. I have missed blogging, but just because I haven't been writing doesn't mean I haven't been sewing. Over the next few weeks I'll (slowly) catch you up on some of my projects this month.
First up: Bee Blocks for Erin:
Erin said "Work with Triangles" and sent a FQ of the black and white fabric and asked each of us to pick a color and use fabrics from our stash.
I went for green (of course) and this was my first time ever doing half-square triangles.
These were fun blocks to work with and I hope that Erin enjoys them.