Yup, it was a night for rip-it, rip-it..... BUT - it was so worth the time and work! And here it is! The block is finally finished! It will be the center of a medallion quilt! I have no idea what the next round will be. This round was "your favorite". Whether it is your favorite fabric, favorite block or favorite technique. Mine was this block. I"ve wanted to do it for ages, but as you can see it take a bit of work! It will finish about 24" square. I left some extra room for when I go to trim it - but I'll wait until next round to see what it will be.
A few of you had a hard time finding the mistake (well there were some others too), but the one I caught the other night on the post was the strip of missing blue triangles to make the flying geese where the blocks meet. I circled it in HOT PINK for those of you who still don't see it.
I also ripped out all the setting triangles and squares and made new ones that were bigger so my star points would come out. It looks much better now! Well worth the fabric and time. Plus now I have some room for squaring it up! The funniest mistake I found tonight was one triangle strip that was suppose to be 10 HST's, and when I went to sew 2 blocks together I had 11 in it. And here I wondered why that block layed so funny! So I ripped the extra HST out also!
Jane wondered how I made all those HST's. Well I can make them several ways, but my favorite seems to be using the Triangulations CD, and velum or tracing paper. The velum/tracing paper seems to rip so much easier and nicer than triangles on a roll or Thangles. And I like the rectangleness (my word) of making them instead of strips. If I don't need so many, I just cut out a section for how many I need. It just seems to work for me. Plus - with Triangulations you can make any size HST from something like 1/2" finished to 7" finished size - in 1/8" increments! So when I need a really weird size I can get them! My HST in the medallion block finish to 7/8". Couldn't do that with Triangles on a roll or Thangles. Oh and the velum/tracing paper. Buy the cheaper stuff, not the expensive stuff for using in cards and announcements. I buy the cheap stuff in a pad, and have office max cut off the glued-taped end; so then I have loose sheets that go through the printer. Simple as that!
OK, so I stayed up late to get this block done. So I"m beat. Time to go to bed! Night everyone!