Up To Speed On Easy Street ~ Week 4
Well, I got off on the wrong foot with this week’s cutting. I read and made notes of the cutting requirements for the flying goose units:
1. Cut 64 quarter square triangles from the PURPLE 2″ strips.
2. Cut 64 matched pairs of wing triangles from the TURQUOISE/TEAL 2″ strips.
I got my 2″ strips all laid out and proceeded to cut 64 quarter square triangles from the TURQUOISE/TEAL 2″ strips! It wasn’t until all 64 were cut that I realized that I had cut the wrong color. Oh well. I don’t know if this particular color/cut combo will be used at a later step in Easy Street or not. If not, I can always use them in another project.
I did end up getting all of the right colors cut correctly and sewn together to have 64 Flying Geese made up of purple quarter square triangles with turquoise/teal wing triangles. These were then joined with 64 of the flying goose units from week 2.
I also did the additional cutting of the greens, which will be used in a later step.
I have noticed that my piecing skills are improving greatly over the past 4 weeks. I am very new to quilting and definitely understand the importance of an accurate quarter inch seam. My problem has been being consistent with the seam width. I have tried using the quarter inch foot for my machine, but found the metal guide to be too flexible. I have tried using a stack of sticky notes next to my regular foot, but they always had a slight gap under them allowing the fabrics to slip underneath, even when I taped the stack down. This past week, I finally learned of Bonnie’s favorite seam guide, and I think that it works GREAT!
In addition to completing all of week 4, I finished the rest of week 3.
Now I am totally up to speed with the rest of the quilters stitching along on Easy Street!