Please refer to this previous post for specifics.
Here are a few of the snags I've encountered along the way:
- ran out of the solid green that serves as the primary chevron fabric
- used the wrong seam allowance in making the initial half square triangle units, does that ever happen to you? I forgot to move my needle to the correct position in my eagerness to get the sixteen remaining half square triangles sewn
- was unable to predict the effect directional fabric might have
How these challenges might make the end product more interesting:
- I pieced together one 5 ½" square from my scraps to get a total of fourteen squares. I need sixteen squares to completely use up my half square triangle piles. I personally think whatever blocks get the little extra seam in them will become my favorites. Perfection can be boring.
- Instead of taking out all sixteen incorrect bias seams I just moved my machine needle to the correct position and sewed a larger seam. These units were pressed differently than the units in the previous post. I generally press all seams open for a flat finished look. This time I pressed the seam allowance to the darker side. The resulting little bump in the fabric will provide a surface texture and shadows that I don't usually have. And since some will be pressed open and some will be pressed to the side it is good I think perfection is not all it is cracked up to be!
- The directional line in the "kelp" sort of fabric gives a little more variety to the texture of the overall quilt.
|You can see the directional line runs both ways in each of the two orientations.|
|Chevrons placed side by side. The design wall itself represents the negative space (background) of the quilt.|
|Chevrons separated with background. I think this is the direction I will continue with…|
|but two solid squares and four half square triangle units remain, so who knows?|