To say that I am chuffed to bits with the result would be a complete and utter understatement.
Now being the good partner that I am, I had a long old ponder on my secret partner's mosaic, and pulled a load of fabric which fitted the bill then toyed with replicating one of the blocks in said mosaic.
Then I had a flick through my 99 Modern Blocks, just to be sure.
One jumped right out, the Arrowhead by Wendy Hill.
You cannot fail to see that the sample block is, quite frankly, a brown horror! If you ever want to see the epitome of 'bad brown', sorry Wendy, but this is it. But I saw through it, I have selective vision.
My idea was to use 4 of the 6" blocks to make a larger triangle.
flickr was so great, I just set right to it!
It is a Y-seam dream/nightmare depending on the way you swing. Having previously only sewn a few, and not perfectly, it has to be said, I followed the block instructions, making a small tailor's tack on each piece where the pattern calls for a 'mark'. I think using a vanishing pen would not have worked so well as the way the seams are pressed you would have lost the 'point' many times over.
It worked like a bloody miracle!
|Gratuitous shots of my Y-fronts, and backs!|
Finally, a Happy 4th July to my friends of the US persuasion x