Thursday, February 02, 2012

Just Take 2 Update...

I'm all up to date with my Just Take 2 blocks and ready for the next bunch.  These are such fun to put together and are very much like the red blocks I did last year.  AND before you ask...no I haven't done anything with them yet :o)  I have some other red and white blocks that I would like to add to them and  I just need to sort out how they can all go together.



The assembly of these blocks was quite painless...The first 2 from left to right were paper pieced while the last was traditionally pieced.



I'm thrilled how well this schoolhouse block (below) went together...eventually!  I don't know how I did it, but the original templates I printed were the wrong size.  I'm sure I ticked the box for actual size, but somehow they all came out wrong.  I reprinted them and checked the box "choose paper source by PDF page size" and that seem to fix the problem.  It shouldn't have had any effect, but second time round the templates were the right size and the construction of the block went smoothly.

It was a mixture of rotary cutting and freezer paper templates which were ironed to the wrong side of the fabric and stayed in place while you sewed as to mark the pivot point for the Y seams.  This was a very effective method of piecing these odd shaped pieces and all my points ended up in the right place...oh and the block measures right and is flat! LOL  I'll never be so lucky again.


Until next time....

6 comments:

LynCC said...

Pretty! you chose a really sweet blue to use.

Thimbleanna said...

They look great Jane. I love that cute little schoolhouse!

randi--i have to say said...

oh, these are fun blocks that are sure to lead to a wonderful quilt!

piecemealquilts said...

This is going to become a beautiful quilt! Congrats on the Schoolhouse block coming together so nicely.

Shirley said...

Love that schoolhouse block..

Michelle said...

Very sweet blocks... love the school house block too!