Thursday, April 07, 2022

Hearts of Hope

Bonnie Hunter's Sew-Along is continuing with part #3 being posted tomorrow. I have really enjoyed making my blocks and experimenting with different methods.

For the 1st step I pieced blue strings onto phone book pages and although the outcome was great, I didn't like the ink transfer that the phone book pages left on my hands and machine. 

So for the 2nd step with yellows, I tried sewing pre-cut pieces together without any stabilizing base. I used the Essential Triangle Tool No Waste Method to sew the flying geese blocks by sewing pieces together, trimming the strip set to the correct width, and cutting the flying geese triangle from that strip.

When I couldn't get another triangle from the strip, I joined it to another strip and kept  cutting. It worked out beautifully! And this same ruler was then used to cut the corner triangles.

Here are my 12 blocks on the design wall. I'm hoping some friends will make a few blocks and we can put together a donation quilt.

Part #3 will be posted tomorrow!


Andee Neff said...

Looking good!

Dotti in CT said...

If you have dollar store close by, they have tablets with paper weight much like a phone book that works well.
Dotti in CT

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Oh love the use of those strips with that triangle doohickey. Neat! And what a great look these hearts have.

Jenny said...

Your blocks are coming along so well.

Janet O. said...

Your blocks look beautiful. I am in awe of how much you get done!

Mary said...

I like your sewing strips, then using the Essential Triangle Tool to cut the pieces. I had Grandma Quilt Camp so I didn't start this Sew-Along.