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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...