Friday, August 22, 2014
I have been working on the TQS blocks of the month (half-size) and what a challenge these have been for July and August!
This one is the Union Square (I still need to appliqué the letter "u" on the right side.) This block finishes at three inches. I was pretty hesitant to even tackle it and tried to find another quilt block that starts with the letter "u", but I could only find "Umbrella Sue" and that doesn't really fit with this quilt. So I decided to paper piece it and it worked! Those half-square triangle blocks are 1/2 inch!
I paper pieced the Windmill block too, and it wasn't nearly as complicated as the Union Square block. The only thing I did wrong though, was that I forgot to reverse the pattern when I made the freezer paper foundations, so my windmill is blowing counter clockwise. I decided I could live with that and did not make these blocks over.