Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Assembling At Last
After finishing the three knit vests, I decided it was time to get back in my sewing room and work on my half-square triangle project. This has been a tedious project with a lot of fiddling and fussing.
First came the organization of the scraps - the picking and the pressing, which I did in August.
Then, the project progressed to sewing and trimming in late August and early September.
I auditioned several layouts for the blocks, and thanks to your comments and opinions, I selected one. I made the mistake of not trimming the half-square triangles to the same size after they were stitched, which stalled the project for a long, long time. I hated to think about trimming and squaring stacks of the half-square triangles, yet I pushed on and made them all the same size.
Monday, I settled in to finally do some sewing. What layout did I choose?
Even though it is slow going (I am working on one block at a time instead of chain stitching), I am making some progress.
Duluth Stars and Scrappy Spools.