Monday, May 22, 2017

Late Afternoon Sewing

Once the sun slips behind the trees the shadows start to dance across my cutting table. I'm working on more churn dash blocks for the project I started  last week.  

Cutting up someone else's fabric makes me nervous, even though I know a mistake won't be the end of the world. They toss scraps. I'm determined to use every possible inch. When I first started work on these blocks, I was cutting 4 1/2" strips and 2 1/2" strips.

It wasn't until I started sewing the blocks together that I realized the 4 1/2" strips were all I needed. Four triangles of each color with the Easy Angle, four 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles of each color, and a 4 1/2" square of whichever I was using for the background of that block. I don't think it works evenly with width-of-fabric strips, but most of the fabrics I'm working with won't give me predictable lengths anyway so it doesn't matter.

This post is linked to Quilter's Monday, Main Crush Monday, Monday Making,  Moving it Forward, Small Quilts and Doll Quilts 


Judy Hansen said...

Beautiful soft colors! Thanks for posting at Design Wall Mondays.

Robin said...

The churn dash blocks are great. It's one of my favorite patterns. It always looks good. Good use of the easy angle ruler too.

em's scrapbag said...

I love my ruler like that. So nice to be able to just cut on size of strip and get all my shapes.
Your quilt is going to be lovely.

Kate said...

Very pretty blocks! Have a great holiday weekend.


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