I finally finished all the cutting for the Canning Season quilt yesterday. I am still piecing triangles because, hey, there are a bunch! But once I had a big enough assortment, I got excited about how the blocks were going to look, so I pieced four sections to make a block. And…oops. If you look at the photo above, you can see what I did. In that lower left quadrant, I goofed on the middle row. Oops!
Not that it couldn’t be fixed. It could, and was, easily. Cue my buddy, Jack. The Ripper. He’s my pal. He fixes my mistakes. I love Jack.
Originally, I pushed my seams to one side as I pressed, but I decided to try pressing them open since I had to fix it anyway. Ordinarily, I wouldn’t do that, but I didn’t like how messy my seam intersections were. So…yeah. they are much better pressed open.
Here it is, all fixed. Note that the four sections aren’t yet sewn together into one block. I just wanted to see if I was going to like this as much as I thought.
Right now I’m off to the dentist for a good bit of the morning. Yippee! Not. After I get back home I’ll make some more triangles. And more still.
I am planning to throw all the half-square triangles in a bag and treat this as a scrap quilt, by the way. If I don’t do that, I think I might just go mad trying to space them all out. There are 26 (maybe 27) prints, besides the green background, and each block has 28 triangles, so there will be at least one duplicate in each block. There are no other fabrics on my shelves that I think really work, though, so that’s that. (Okay, there is that black with pink polka dots that I showed you the other day, but I’m not really sold on it.) I do believe I am going to love the way all the colors play in this just the same.
What do you think?
*UPDATE: After looking at Shelly’s photo, I think all of my blocks need to be rotated. Another oops.**