Saturday, 11 August 2012

Measure twice?

As I noted previously, I decided to think of Sheila's Mystery Quilt ( a skill building activity.  Becoming proficient at foundation piecing was incredibly satisfying, so I figured that I'd also incorporate some English paper piecing.  But where to put it?  In the spirit of "go big or go home", I decided to replace block 1, the big 18 incher...

 with this...

The sharp angles were challenging, but in general, I was quilt pleased.  Until, I tested it in the layout and discovered it was too big.  By a full inch.  And, it's not the type of block where there is a wide border that could be trimmed.  The points of those deep blue triangles are pretty much essential.  So, back to the drawing board.  Maybe I'll stick with the original block one, and try EPP in a smaller section instead.

On the plus side, though, I've definitely built that skill.  And I really like this block.  I'll have to think of something that I can use it for.

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