Saturday, December 8, 2012

Shaded 4-Patches

Dreary cold wet freezing drizzle days are made much cheerier by sewing pretty fabrics down cellar in my Quilt Cave. I have many fluorescent light fixtures and the one over the cutting table has two daylight corrected tubes. It helps me to not miss the sunshine.

I worked yesterday and today on Bonnie K. Hunter's Easy Street, Step 3. Here is the link :

Although I'm not finished yet, I made great progress. I started on the wing units.

I like to do these in groups of ten, sewing ten right wings on, then sewing ten left wings on and just finger pressing in between.

I got all of the pieces cut and forty done yesterday.

Then this morning I had the other 24 done, too, for 64 wing units completed.

I'm going to show how I use the Omnigrid triangle ruler to cut my HST's out of indigo 3 1/2" WOF strips.
There is the strip.

Trim off the doubled fold at the far left end. You may click on the picture to enlarge it.

In the above photo, there is a dog-ear overhang at the top and the bottom line is right on the 3 inch mark. That's because the finished size will be 3" when it is sewn into the quilt.

Now turn the ruler around to make the next cut straight up. Then you go back to the first position and do it all over again. Here I'm cutting four thicknesses at once and it works fine!
Just make sure that the little tip hangs over the edge of the fabric!

They are coming out so neat! And that is indigo blue, not black! LOL!


The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

They look wonderful! Oh...I'm so anxious to get pieces are cut (almost)...I've planned to sew since Friday afternoon - *sigh* - haven't made it near the machine yet. Tonight I'm baking for a little 'sweets' exchange tomorrow when we was MY idea (not my best one either...I really don't like to cook/bake)haha.

Nancy said...

You must work really fast, Vic. You're doing a great job of keeping up with all the clues. I like your colors!
Nancy from joy for grace

Debra said...

Looking good Vic. Fabrics look wonderful together.

cityquilter grace said...

making great progress...and cave is a misnomer folks, it is sooo spacious!

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