We finally have sunshine! Yay! But now there is 30-40 mph wind gusts. Ahh well, if it's not one thing, it's another. I did manage to photo my new finished blocks.
B-9 Tinker Toy
This was hard for me. I dont think I quite understand how to do the set in seams and had the other seams pressed the wrong way I think. Somehow it came together, though it is a bit wonky. With lots of pressing, I think it will be fine when I add the sashing.
B-7 World Series
World Series indeed. This was a 3 part applique, but I really enjoyed it. The diamonds were a little tough, I think I need to perfect my method. When I trimmed it, one ended up too close to the edge, so I will have to move it at some point, but otherwise I really like it, even with its wonkiness.
B-8 Water Lily
Here is a better photo, in natural light.
B-5 Hot Cross Buns
This is just waiting the appliqué diamonds in the center. I have trouble reverse appliquéing the tiny shapes with points so I decided to add these at the end. Now I just need to get motivated.
Here is my current method for tracking the blocks. Unfortunately I don't have pencils for all the colors and it looks confusing, so I may have to figure something else out. It is working for the moment though.
Some of these are getting tough for me. Since I am so new, some of the piecing is hard. I am sure with experience I will be able to see what to do before hand but at this point I still just see lots of tiny pieces. I am thinking of hand piecing a few of the centers for more control. Maybe I will just do Anina's way first and if that doesn't work, then hand piece. It is all about learning. I work pretty slow though, which is why I have fallen a bit behind. I am determined to stick with it though.
One question Baby Janers. For those of you using a different fabric for each square, are you going to do the same for the triangles, or repeat some. I think I will use a different fabric for the squares but was thinking of using some of those for the triangles to tie it together. How are you all deciding the triangle colors? Just some thoughts. Thanks for your input.