Monday, June 8, 2015

#BFTPqal - pages 53, 83, & 91

Whew! I made it today -- I wasn't sure I would, I caught a bad cold from my husband and felt kind of bad all day. But I prevailed, and here are my blocks!

Page 53 - Road to Fortune
For this block, I followed Marie Henry's instructions, mostly. I did all the cutting like she said, but instead of the way she said to construct the double hourglasses, I just made double hourglasses and put them together four-patch-style.

Page 83 - Cucumber
I made this block pretty quickly, due to my Heat-n-Bond Lite method of applique. I should have consulted the diagram a little better, though -- I'm a little sad I didn't place my yellow leaves properly; they're not supposed to overlap the cucumbers. The one downfall with fusible applique is that you can't reposition it if you make a mistake!

Page 93 - Storm at Sea
I've been excited to make this block, and for this one I knew I'd need to do paper piecing. I tried the method from Cristy Fincher's Craftsy class, Pain-Free Foundation Piecing, and while I'm relatively pleased with the results of paperless paper piecing, I don't love it for this particular block. It's just a little too little and fiddly -- but I absolutely loved the method, and my favorite part was NOT tearing off a million bazillion teensy pieces of paper and ripping out my seams!

Stay tuned Thursday -- I was having so much fun, I actually did three extra blocks, and I've got my layout all ready to go! I'll be using Marie Henry's sashing instructions after all, so I'll have some fun with cornerstones and setting triangles. I'm so excited -- it's going to be the cutest little baby quilt!

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