Tuesday, April 5, 2016

A Tip for Tuesday - Pay Attention!!

More on the Purple Project Saga

This is what happens when you start thinking about the next step in the process and how close to finishing you are ...

First I stitched the sashing to the block before I flipped the star point.

Oops, forgot something.
Then, when trimming the underside of the sew-and-flip corner on the last, the VERY LAST sashing strip, what do I do? Trim off the top side, instead.

And furthermore, I can't find any more of that fabric to cut at 2 inches! I do have a 1-1/2" strip so I may have to resort to piecing it; otherwise, it's take apart the other already-sewn three corners of that star and replace it with another fabric. Oh, wait, looking at this photo I think I can just reverse this piece !!! Hallelujah!

In the meantime I've decided to use a pale yellow solid for the side setting triangles, but all I have is a FQ so some shopping will be involved. I think a tiny green inner border -- maybe even a flange -- then I'll audition prints for the outer border to finish her up.

For something that started as a scrap activity it sure has morphed into something major.


  1. I love how this has evolved - it feels like it has taken on a life of its own. I hope you manage to get that corner sorted without too many headaches - isn't it annoying when we create headaches for ourselves

  2. I was going to tell you to just flip it over, but you got it yourself. (Ask me how I know it'll work...)
    You are going to end up with such a fabulous quilt, and all just to use up some scrappy 16patches. I love it!

  3. Oh, good, you figured out you can just unsew the wrongly cut star point, turn it over, and resew it. Glad it's not a bigger problem. I like the green inner border/flange idea.

  4. I hate it when I get those triangle pieces slanted the wrong way. Glad you found a way to fix it.


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