Monday, December 07, 2015
Design Wall Monday
Allietare parts are on the design wall today. Step #2 was posted on friday and my parts were completed by Sunday.
Here's a photo of the bin that stores my mystery parts sewn so far, minus the ones on the design wall, and the ones sitting on the ironing board!
It doesn't look like much yet, but just you wait. It will magically morph into something else week by week.
Step #2 was an easy step to work on and everything measured what it should.
Here are a few sets of some of the blocks on the design wall.
Don't you think they look like rows of Santa hats?
I was happy that this project gave me an opportunity to try out the Omnigrid Glow Line Tape I bought a while ago. The tape is used to mark shapes or lines on rulers, and it's one of those purchases you make and then wonder if you will actually ever use it.
Can you see the yellow strip on the ruler below the red strip of fabric? It is a visual guide to help line up the strip with the correct measurement on the ruler. The benefit is that your brain doesn't have remember the size you need, and your eyes don't have to look for the numbers every time you reset the ruler. The tape guides your vision right to the line you need to see. The cutting went so much faster once I put the tape on. The colour of the tape is faint, not too distracting, but easy to locate. I placed it slightly below the cutting line so that I could still see exactly where to line up the fabric strip. The tape is not very sticky, so it comes off easily which is great because you don't want sticky residue on your rulers.
Hop over to Quiltville to see more Allietare progress postings, and then go visit Patchwork Times to see more design walls.