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Saturday, 7 July 2012

Triangles Galore Saturday


Finished it!
Triangles Galore July Bee Block is all ready to post off to Lisa our July Queen Bee

Another paper piecing block but I didn't find it quite so easy to do as the New York Beauty block:
  •  it took me 3 out of the 8 main triangle sections to get into my stride and then the paper piecing part of the block all fell into place
  • sewing the sections was trickier and not everything lines up as well as I like (being a total perfectionist) - the horizontal lines around the star aren't all level and the centre of the whole block doesn't meet up properly
  • the block didn't lie flat initially - I'd sewn up one of the sections slighter wider than the others and this made the fabric lift instead of being flat.  I measured each section, narrowed the one that was a tiny bit wider and then everything lay better.
 I've posted it to our NYC Mod Guild blog, just need to get it in the post now and I hope Lisa likes it :)



Related Posts:
Triangles Galore - My July Bee Block


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9 comments:

  1. It looks lovely, and without the magnifying glass or your pointing it out, I never would have seen the center. I do know what you mean, though. I often have to tell myself in the grander scheme of the project it won't be noticed, and to move forward, otherwise I'd never get anything accomplished. Unless it is a blatant mistake, then I'll redo it. :)
    Also thanks for sharing the blogs... I love the postage stamp pillow/cushion on Willowbeck's post!

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    1. I find it more worrying when I making the bee blocks - it's someone else's fabric and quilt design and I don't want to let them down but I'm learning fast that being in a bee is all about the different way we all do/interpret things!

      Aren't the blogs great? - this blog hop is smashing and I too loved the postage stamp cushion and particularly how the fabrics are chosen so, just like with the bee, you get to do something that you're not necessarily that comfortable with but just might end up loving and learning something from - I might rope the rest of the family in to help me chose some fabrics for that one :)

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  2. Um, it looks pretty perfect to me! Sorry it was a beast to put together. I do love it! Can't wait to get them all together and see them dance! Thanks so much. oxo

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    1. Hi Lisa, it wasn't really a beast it's just that I'm such a perfectionist and harder on myself than I need to be! It's so good to hear you love it though :)

      I think it's stunning and I love the colours together - you're absolutely right they will dance and sing when they're together, I hope you'll share it with us when it's done?

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  3. Love your Bee block! It looks "perfect" to me! See you on the Blog Hop!

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    1. Thanks Ginny, and looking forward to seeing your Blog Hop post :)

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  4. Love your color choices for this block!

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    1. I can't take credit for choosing the fabrics and colours as that's all down to my July Queen Bee Lisa but I did get to choose how to put them together within the block. It's quite wow isn't it, I really like it - but are there many that don't appreciate Kaffe Fassett? :)

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  5. Gorgeous work and beautiful fabrics.

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