Where it all started making a sample for my SG wee blocks. BUT it’s to dark.
I often get asked how do you always come up with the right colours in your quilts? well I don’t all ways LOL My little wee blocks for DH proves that LOL
Background is to strong!
Cross is to deep!
To much going on in the cross!
Just not working for me!
Its OK but not right for my 4 blocks thats another colour element that purple!
Just to much over load on the light background fabric. !
Ahhhhhhhhhhh finally we get there LOL
One little treasure completed and I’m happy LOL. Taken in day light so true colours here.
At last we are there and on the way to making 40 of them finally!!!!!.
I will show how I’m making these wee blocks up, many of you will know how you like making these up but this is for the beginner like my self at machine sewing!!!!!
I start by cutting my fabric up in to 4 1/2inch blocks. Cut these in 1/2 .so you have 2 triangles, cut strips of my cross fabric in to 1 1/4inch strips then cross cut these in to just under 7inch cuts, add a strip to one of my square triangles and sew this on.
Press seam and then press it open and add the other 1/2 square triangle.
I can not sew a straight seam so the 1/4inch foot with a guide is my saving grace.
I now have a square with a strip down the centre of it my first 1/2 of my cross. Cut this in 1/2 and you have 2 1/4 triangles again, ready for another strip to be added. I press my seams to the centre it makes for a neater finish.
Sew strip to one triangle press seam open and add other triangle.
last seam sewn and pressed and we have a finished block but not square trim to a perfect 4 1/2 inch block then add leaves and finally appliqué on your needle turned leaves Walla one finished block LOL
I make 6 or 8 blocks at a time doing chain sewing and find that enough for my back to sew at a machine. Hope it you are able to follow what I just showed you and it helps some of you.
Its my birthday to day so I’m very short on time as I’m been very spoilt with friends and family popping in. SO Im off to link up with Esther’s WOW or WIP’s now.
Thank you for dropping in. Cheers Glenda