Wednesday, September 25, 2013

W.i.P Wednesday: Beach Blast!

I can't believe we've made it halfway through the Toes in the Sand BOM!!!  I got to spend night 2 of Selfish Sewing Week hanging out at Quilter's Way:-)  It's always more fun to sew with friends!!!

This is the first month we've used the Jewel shape.  It's not immediately obvious how you are supposed to cut this shape but if you stare at it for a few minutes it starts to make sense.  Luckily, you also get plenty of fabric in case you make a mistake... ask me how I know;-)

There are a lot of pieces to cut this month.  Stack them in two piles, your jewels and your triangles and you can get them done in half the time.

This block is a bit tricky because there are so many pieces and you actually have to get your points to match.  I tried assembling it the way Julie suggests (on the left) and then tried breaking it up more as rows.  It wasn't really a fair comparison because this was the block that broke my machine and I had to use my backup machine which I'm not as comfortable getting a perfect 1/4" seam allowance.  With my baby back home I made an extra block to test my theory.  They both came out pretty well so the jury is still out.

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5 comments:

  1. I really like this block. Looking at the three finished blocks, I'm really liking the one of the right. Several different secondary patterns really pop for me in that one.

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  2. Great blocks! When I looked at the block and tried to decode, I did it the way Julie did.
    Both methods make sense though. I really love that PB&J big print.

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