Here are the next three sets of blocks for 150 Canadian Women QAL at Next Step Quilt Designs, with a couple of tips in case you haven't made these yet, or for future reference.
Kat, the creator of this QAL does connector corners for making flying geese, which takes more fabric, and creates waste. Because I'm using my small scraps as much as possible, and because I hate waste, I usually do the No Waste Method. You make 4 flying geese units at once, pretty slick. There are many online tutorials for this method; my own is here. The math is simple to figure out the size of your squares: take the finished measurement of the width of the 'peak' and add 1.25", and take the finished height of the 'wings' and add 7/8". So for a unit measuring 1.5X2.5", you would cut your 'peak' fabric 2.5 + 1.25 = 3.75" square, and your 'wings' fabric 1.5 + 7/8 = 2 3/8" square. The sewing looks a little weird, but do enough of these, and it becomes second nature.
Layer two HSTs RST, butting up the seams. This works best if you press to one side. You can feel them butt up against each other. Lie your ruler with the 45-degree line on the seamline, and trim two sides. Rotate the mat. I like to put my little mat on top of my big one so I don't have to touch the HSTs at all. If you have a rotating one, this is the time to use it.
|You can see the dog ears from the one beneath peeking out.|
Lie your ruler down once more as before, and trim the other two sides.
here. If you click the Tips and Tutorials tab up top, you will find several more tutorials or tips posts.
Three more to catch up before the next three are released on Tuesday... I don't know, I seem to go one step forward, 2 or 3 backward in my daily routine these past few weeks. (Would you believe...sure you would...I started this post 24 hours ago?) Such is the life of a move and reorganizing, figuring things out. It's all good though; this is so right. I ended up sitting in the sunshine an extra 45 minutes after I ate my lunch on the deck because it was so wonderful to enjoy the day, enjoy my family, enjoy the privacy, enjoy the birds and the greening up.
Tomorrow is another link up for the Freefall QAL. This time you are showing us your leaves that float on the background and the large shadow leaf point. Again I am so pleased at how many of you are joining in, and I thank you all from the bottom of my happy heart. Hopefully I will have some new Freefall leaves to show you this week, as well as a Hands2Help project...