Just a quick update on my Allietare! progress...
All done & ready for clue 2!
Thursday, December 3, 2015
I made my half-square triangles by cutting 2 1/2" strips for my grey and neutral fabrics. This is where I made my first mistake...
I forgot to divide by 2. Yes, I cut 20 grey strips down to 600+ 2 1/2" squares. I like to have some room to just toss something aside if it doesn't work, but this is a bit much!
My second mistake I found this morning as I was sewing the second seam for my HSTs.
This looks innocent enough, don't you think?
But, NO! There are three layers to this one! Okay, I won't beat myself up over this as it was the only one that grabbed a buddy along the way.
I couldn't walk away form pressing all of these open.
I was sorting them into groups and knew that there should be 10 to a group (except for that little guy that's on the buddy system.)
I'm using Grandma Edie's iron...it's heavy...my arm got tired, but could I walk away?
Nope, not me!
Now they are all pressed and I can drop back to working with smaller groups.
I can trim them down in groups of ten.
One thing I haven't decided for sure is whether to keep the stars in the mix. I kind of like the softer look of the other fabrics and might just add a few more of my favorites.
You can join in the fun by visiting Bonnie at Quiltville's Quips & Snips and look for the Allietare Mystery! tab!
And that's where I'm at today!