It’s back! A mystery quilt step posted on Mondays – not every Monday as last time but every other week starting on March 15th. You have a month to choose / acquire some fabric for this one. It’s not huge – it will finish at about 32 inches square without borders.
Choose your fabrics from 2 colour families that go together. If you don’t have yardage you could use scraps or fat quarters of fabrics that are the same colour or very similar.
Those of you who have been following us for a while and have long memories may remember this one from several years back, but that’s no reason not to have a go this time – new fabrics, new ideas! It’s possible we might join in too . . . in fact – here is Chris’s fabric choice for this time – note that the lights and darks have swapped places compared with ten years ago; and you can do the same if you wish.
Make a note on your calendar or in your diary :- Step 1 March 15th. See you then.
Barbara got twitchy fingers when posting our Doodle selection “Arabia” the other week. Not always a good thing. Impatience won and fingers were de-twitched by finding and cutting into fabric –
At this point the mistake is not too obvious –
But, getting ready to mark the turnback line, the mistake suddenly leaps into view –
Which just goes to show that silly mistakes are SO easy to make, particularly if you rush at things. Keeping a turnunder allowance on all sides of a shapes where two edges (without seam allowance) need to be placed exactly on a fold is not a smart move. There are two solutions – cut the entire shape into four quarters and seam them back together again, or adjust the template and cut a fresh shape. Sometimes starting again seems the best option!