Quilter's Academy - Volume 2 - Sophomore Year

Vol 3 - Junior Year

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Vol 3 - Project 2 - Harriet's Vintage Rainbow Broken Dishes

This next project is a very pretty quilt, as you can see............

Its construction is quite simple, but it's not fast as being precise is very important. 
I've chosen to make mine in cream with a selection of blues - I used a heap of scraps in all shades of blue.
The technique Harriet chose to make the triangles is 8 from a square - although you can choose to use any of the methods from the techniques section.  I quite liked the 8 from a square method, and was happy to use it.
The cutting, sewing and trimming to make the triangles took quite some time, and I'll admit to doing this part over a couple of weeks. 
A little corner of my cutting table dedicated to making HST's for this project
The instructions for putting the blocks together are very thorough, and this time my results are much nicer.  No lost or floating points. 
I'm even working without using pins, as the pins can distort enough to get those seams out of whack.
One completed block. A bit fuzzy, sorry - but you get the idea.
I have a whole pile of these to do and as I said, it's slow going while I get used to the technique.  I'm sure the piecing will get faster as I gain confidence in the method.
Stacked and ready to piece together.
Up on the design wall, slowing growing...........

1 comment:

  1. Isn't it great when you realize that you have learned something and it has carried over to the next project.....