RSC2016 blue blocks last week, (Read all about it here) I had strata left over.
Perfectly good strip sets that I couldn't throw away.
This appeals to me on several levels.
1. I love to see scraps turn into something else
2. I like diamond shapes (and real diamonds hon are you listening?)
3. It's very exciting to see what shows up in improv. I have already done this before with other colors
I remembered how to get around the bias problem from the first blocks.
lay the strata facing, mirror image, and pressing to see if the strata are lining up perfectly.
Draw a diagonal line the way the book says to cut.
Sew 1/4" on either side.....
GENTLY press the seam to one side and done.
These aren't pressed yet so they look offset in the pic. For the most part they are perfect matches.
That's beside the point that I didn't like how the strata blended and may not use the four blocks in my finished quilt.
This method was so much faster and easier that it makes up for perfect joins to me.
Note: I wrote this last week and scheduled it to drop into place on Saturday for the link party.
I live in the greater Washington DC area of Maryland and we are watching a storm approach that will likely cause massive power outages. If so I will be off line for up to a week. Wish us good luck.
Linking to AD HOC at sewslowly.