Monday, August 05, 2013
Rocky Road to Kansas, 5 Rows
My original plan was to keep the centers upper left dark. But, somewhere along row 3, after closely concentrating on sewing those persnickety pointy corners, my disciplined layout was forgotten. (Can't-See-the-Forest-for-the-Trees-Syndrome). Some centers had dark in upper left, others had light in upper left - they did NOT look right. My casualness said "OK, leave them that way." Well -- every time I LOOKED at the quilt, it said "you messed up". Eventually, I couldn't stand them laid wrong, and begrudgingly, unsewed the first 3 rows. (Note to self, "follow your instinct." )
This is from Eleanor Burns/Quilt in a Day, and I love that she provided heavy card stock templates in her book. That long white triangle along the side is one piece and sewn from pointy tip to the center, then pivoted, then down to the other point - no stopping. My technique improved after 3-4 blocks, with the use of a tweezers at the pivot point, and I only had to fix a few.