Saturday, October 4, 2014
My First POTC Blocks
1) Picking out the four fabrics for each block - challenging, but fun.
2) Tracing around the template and cutting out the hexagons - let me be honest - not that much fun.
3) Hand piecing the hexagons together - seriously, a ton of fun!
4) See the end result - very exciting!
I am so excited about this I could sit and do it all day, but I am making myself only work on it in the evenings or on trips or in between appliqué projects. So it will take awhile to complete because I have 56 blocks to make, but that will make the fun last that much longer!
It is also fun to think of ways to fussy cut the fabric and come up with possibly a secondary design. The first block I made (top photo) has some fussy cut hexagons. I went to all the trouble to fussy cut them, them sewed them together wrong which kind of ruined the effect. I'm still debating about taking that one apart and re-doing it.
In the picture below, my fussy cutting was successful in the four hexagons that form the cross, in making a nice secondary design.
Let the "fun" continue! I am excited about this quilt. Thank you Sheila :)