Monday, June 16, 2014

Design Wall Monday

 It has been a dark and stormy morning with the day getting darker instead of lighter and a couple crashes of thunder have made me jump off my chair. Now it is just raining hard, soon it will move to the east and the sun will come out and it will be a beautiful day, only it will be humid since we had rain then the mosquitoes will be out and they are always blood thirsty so I will stay inside and sew.
I sewed the center 4 patch with a 3/8 inch seam, that was easier and quicker than trimming the 4 patch smaller. I matched the point of the triangle to the seam to center it on the 4 patch and look how perfectly they fit around the 4 patch, no cut off corners!! I centered the next round of triangles in the square and sewed. I forgot to add the triangles going counter clockwise on the second round but I remembered on the 3rd and 4th. It did make a smoother transition to the next triangle. I also used the partial seam method, (click for the tutorial) meaning the first triangle was sewn short so that the 4th triangle would end behind the first seam when I completed that seam. Scroll down or click for cutting how to.

 The final arrangement of blocks, I off set the outside snails so the eye moves around the quilt instead of jumping back and forth. I'm going to sash the center with the green and the outside with the yellow print. I don't have enough of the green to go all the way around the quilt. That's what happens when you go through a phase of buying fat quarters and half yard cuts. The challenge of bringing it all together and that is one of the reasons I enjoy making scrap quilts, making due with what you have.--Ann-- linking to Patchworktimes DWM and Stitch by Stitch AGM


Quilt Musings said...

It is looking really good!

Ramona said...

Your blocks look great! I love this design. The colors are so pretty, too.

Judy S. said...

Glad you moved that yellow! Your final arrangement is great. How big is this going to be?