Wednesday, May 26, 2010
How they fit together
Murky photo dang it .. anyway, putting these blocks/now rows together looks harder than they are. See the red unit on the left, with the muslin triangular border? It's first to be sewn on, in this row. I.e., start from the left and work to the right.
Then the green plaid is sewn along that solid line.
Then the muslin square (above, partial seamed) where you just joined to the green plaid, etc., etc. It truly is not difficult, just cumbersome. The squares on the lower edge of the blocks are not completely sewn yet - that will be done for the NEXT row. Amazingly, most of my corners match pretty well -- these new angles present wierd and unexpected joints.
Don't be afraid of this pattern. It would be stunning in batiks, or without the square inset, or mirror imaged, or two colors or ...
On another subject - WOW - we had a doozy of a storm Monday! It's hard to tell if there was a tornado, when the wind is blowing sideways at 70 MPH, full of leaves and branches and hail, obliterating the sky - the noise was awful! Most of us hang around to 'see' what's happening! Dh was standing in front of the glass door, facing west, watching the hail and debris hit the window, that was coming FROM THE WEST. DUhhhhh - shut the big door, dufus!!! About the time we decided it was time to head for the basement, it was over. We had no damage, not even my poppies or hostas as they were protected. The town lost some very big trees.