I'm back to working on Bonnie Hunter's Celtic Solstice mystery. In addition to the units, I took time to play in EQ. I came up with some design potentials for the finished project -- one of which I will share at the bottom of this post.
I find playing with the possibilities reenergizes me to keep going on the project. It is a bit like putting together a jigsaw puzzle. You have all the pieces (maybe), but don't quite know where they all go.
The block this week was a variation on a shaded four patch. I chose to use my Tucker Trimmer 1 for this unit.
I started by finding 100 neutrals that we at least 2 x 3 (but not more than 2-1/2 x 3-1/2). No need to resize them at this point.
I sewed each one to the right of a 2" half square triangle from Part 3 - lining up the bottoms of the pieces.
I took two of the units and placed them right sides together. There should be about 1/2 inches between the corners of the gold half square triangles.
After sewing the pieces together, finger press the midpoint between the half square triangles and clip down to seam allowance.
Press toward neutral. The clip will make this very easy to do.
Center on a 4 x 5 inch blue piece. Draw 45 degree angle (this is parallel to the blue seams on the half square triangles). The line needs to go through the seam intersections of the half square triangles.
Sew on drawn lines and cut 1/4" beyond the lines.
Press toward the blue triangles.
Use your Tucker Trimmer to trim the units to 3-1/2" x 3-1/2". Use the diagonal lines on the ruler to help with placement.
My finished unit.
Now for my playing with the various Celtic Solstice units in EQ.
I'm pretty sure this isn't correct as the # of units don't add up -- but definitely a fun option.
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