WooHoo! I feel better now. Not only physically, but here's a UFO that I drew out on graph paper when my son was 6 months old. He's now 6.
It feels good to: (1) get these 35 Jacob's Ladder blocks done and (2) get them put together. Now to figure out borders.
|sorry for the poor pic, 60x84|
Initially, I constructed the HSTs with Thangles. For the latest blocks I used the Easy Angle ruler. I think this also contributed to the size discrepancy. I prefer the Easy Angle because it seems faster for me to stitch the two triangles together and press and voila!, a HST.
Lots of quilt patterns tell us to put tops together row by row. In my beginning quilting class, our LQS owner/instructor showed us how to put blocks together in pairs, then into 4 patches, then 8 patches, etc. This prevents us from sewing long seams over and over again. I use this method with complex blocks, too. For example, rather than sewing a 16 patch block together row by row, I create four 4 patches and sew those components and my blocks come out more precise.
To the numbers! I don't count yardage piecemeal. Usually I wait until the binding is done before I count the yardage. However, since I plan to do some "quilting by checkbook," I will count the top and backing once the quilting is complete. I can count the binding later, when it's being added. So, nothing "used" this week.
Have a great week!
Used this week: 0
Used YTD: 0
Added this week: 0
Added YTD: 0
Net added YTD: 0
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