When I posted this picture a few weeks ago, I was accused of all sorts of madness - I was even asked if I had lost my mind!
|Block finishes at 1 1/2"|
Always keen to push a few boundaries and verging on Obsessive Compulsive behaviour, I continued sewing......
|Woohoo my latest finish.|
'Quilt' finishes at 6 3/4" square.
|Yes, there are a few 'humble' moments but I'm OK to leave them as is.|
As well as the questions regarding my sanity, I was also asked how on earth one goes about sewing such tiny blocks. The pattern I used came from Best of Fons and Porter Star Quilts.
For those of you unable to access this book and wanting to have a bit of a play, here are a few details :-)
|The centre square and the corner squares were all cut at 1"|
All the other pieces were cut slightly larger, sewn and then cut down.......
|Cut 2" squares and cut on both diagonals to yield quarter-square triangles.|
Once these are sewn together, cut them down to 1".
Trim seams to a generous 1/8th inch. Press seams open to reduce bulk.
|The sashing strips were cut at 3/4" wide|
and 2" long (the size of the unfinished block).
|The 4-patch sashing strips were cut at 1".|
Join and cross-cut into 1" segments. Trim seam to a generous 1/8".
|Once the 4-patches are sewn together trim down to 3/4" square.|
Hehe the trimmimgs are nearly as big as the squares - I didn't throw anything
out till I made sure I had the right pieces!
|Just in case you didn't see it properly first time round...!!|
And of course made from scraps - no yardage needed buying!!!! (Although, my scrap pile hasn't diminshed much, for some strange reason!)
Ok, now that I have got this out of my system, maybe I can go back to the projects I should be working on!
Have a lovely weekend everyone, and thanks for visiting,
PS If anyone wants to try this block and needs more details, don't hesitate to drop me a line.