There was not a slacker in the bunch as we spent the morning working on the alternate string blocks and went full force into the afternoon session of working on half square triangles using the Easy Angle ruler!
Of course, if someone has another favorite method they are welcome to use it.
What matters is that your units measure the size they are supposed to measure before they are sewn into the block.
And get those dog ears trimmed off of there!
Do you check your unit size after sewing a seam? Try it. It might surprise you. If it is too small, your seam allowance has got to skinny down a bit. If your units are too big and you are constantly sliver trimming down….fatten that seam up just a hair. Do whatever it is you need to do to save yourself valuable time – and headaches along the way.
Jamestown landing has 840 half square triangles. ((But who’s counting?!?)) Do you REALLY want to sew big and sliver trim down 840 units?
People always ask me how I get so much done….not having to spend hours sliver trimming is one of those helps that means more productivity for me.
As a special treat, a former student from my visit in April brought her completed Jamestown Landing top to share, and let us borrow it during class time as inspiration on a different color way…take a look at this:
This became a bit of a design wall project, as some red/blue half square triangles were required along with blue/white units to make the red string path continuous….what a neat effect!
Jamestown Landing in blue/neutral
((Okay, this looks really boring to me now! LOL!))
Of course, Jamestown Landing is featured in my book String Fling, and you can order a signed copy from me HERE.
Great fun slide show of student activity – it was a really nice day ---if you can’t view the slide show on your mobile device, click the image below to be taken directly to the photo album.
|Jamestown Landing, Hershey, PA 2013|
Day Four is about to begin -- and it's POUNDING RAIN outside! And -- guess where my display quilt is? IN MY CAR! I put it there after Show and Tell last night because I didn't have the key to unlock my class room on me....thinking I would just pick it up on the way to class.
Guess who is about to get drenched?!
It's only water -- I won't melt ---and we will wrap up Quilt Odyssey 2013 with a bang...