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Monday, July 19, 2010

Design Wall Monday - 7/19/10

There was a lot of sewing at casaGrande this weekend - most were itsy bitsy teeny weeny pieces but it was good to be sewing again.

I'm working on the first 100 4-patch units - about two-thirds have all 4 triangles sewn on and now need trimming down to 2". That is my 45mm rotary cutter in the picture for scale. The 4-patches are made with 1" strips and the halfSquareTriangles are cut from 2.5" squares. I only need 344 more of these units before making colored halfSquareTriangles and fashioning them into ShoeFly blocks.





Here's 100 9-patches sewn to 100 2" squares. Again, the 9-patches are made from 1" strips. I only need 450 more 9-patches before making double 9-patches! The subuct storage box is pretty empty at this point but I have some strip sets that need to be subcut and, thanks to Val, I have some strips that need to be sewn into sets. I think it might be a while before I get to sewing more 9-patches since it will take a while to trim the 4-patch units and subcuts and it was just a smidge of itty-bitty-overload this weekend.



And just so you know I'm crazy - here's confirmation - that is an American quarter on the 2" block. As best as I can tell, there will be 9,941 tiny pieces without considering the three Bs. Omigosh, what have I gotten myself into? The tiny blocks are cute but this sucker is going to be heavy with all those seams.







On a slightly larger scale, here are the subcuts for the purple/cream redRover 4-patches using 2.5" strips. I did find a few more purples in the green stash but I also realized I'm gonna need 4" strips for the halfSquareTriangles. I think I bit off another long term project while I accumulate more purples...

6 comments:

Chris said...

I did a double nine patch ONCE! Once was enough with all the tiny pieces but I love the quilt now that it is done.

Karen said...

A ton of pieces! And you have it all figured out as to how many. A lot to think about.

Cherie said...

Wow! That's all I can say. Are you still looking for 2.5 and 1 inch strips? Let me know if you are and I'll take inventory of what I have.

Vicki said...

Love the little blocks but they can make me a little crazy, so I had to put them up for a while and do something not so tedious. Yours looks great.

QuiltSwissy said...

I am greatly impressed at the tiny-ness of the blocks. And at you for your patience. I would have shot myself in the head about noon.

glen

Rabid Quilter said...

Wow! What precision! Such little pieces and excellently matched seams!