It was another week with a LOT of units again! I’m so very glad for my Accuquilt Cutter and the speed at which I can get the pieces cut for the sewing that needs to happen. I started with my brown triangles. After cutting a couple of strips from each of my fabric, it was a matter of minutes until I had a massive amount of triangles!
The squares were fast to cut as well. Those can be done with a square die OR a strip die. How do you cut squares with a strip die? It is so very fast and easy! First cut strips the required size. Then turn the strips 90 degrees and fanfold across the strip die and recut into squares.
One piece of advice I have with all of the units that we are making is to begin with some scraps and make one complete unit to check the accuracy of the piecing. I found that when I made my sample unit, it was a little short for the 1/4” seam allowance for the point that is created.
I needed to use a scant 1/4” seam allowance to accommodate all of the bulk in that seam. With some experimenting with my machine, I discovered the best place to guide my fabric was a thread or two left of the 1/4” line on my machine. After making that adjustment, I was ready to sew!
Have you had any ideas of how Bonnie will lay out the blocks? I don’t know about you, but I am getting excited to see how she will pull this all together! I love the colors and I’m having so much fun with each of the units. I’ve got some pressing to do. Happy sewing until next clue!
I’m linking up with Bonnie at Quiltville! Head over to check out how everybody’s doing!
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