A Great Day Sewing

Today I woke up determined to get some good sewing time in. I worked on one block for my Dear Jane quilt, called “Dad’s Plaids.” No, there is no plaid fabric in this block.

I also completed two of the right side triangles. RS2 – “Cherokee Lee” has 22 little pieces in it! That’s a lot for a triangle only 5 inches wide and 8 inches tall! I included a piece of Japanese Taupe fabric in this triangle.

RS4 – “Dutch Apron” only has 15 pieces. It went together very quickly compared to Cherokee Lee! I inherited a bag with some fabric from the 1930’s and 40’s from my Aunt Jean when she passed away. The pink print in this block I took from a piece of clothing that was in the bag. By “piece of clothing” I mean it wasn’t the whole article of clothing… just the bodice of a dress or top part of a top. It seemed like the perfect fabric for a triangle called “Dutch Apron.”

The two triangle blocks made today use a form of quilting called “paper piecing.” If you look closely, you might see a peek of paper around the edge of one of these blocks. If you have never done this type of piecing before, there is a good tutorial at the Quilter’s Cache.
I LOVE Saturdays! This is the last one in December… glad I could use it wisely!

2 thoughts on “A Great Day Sewing

  1. The RS2 looks like it could have been a bugger.I’m sure 22 pieces in that small of an outcome would have made me bonkers, HaHa. Do enjoy the rest of the long weekend…


  2. Very cool!! Glad you got so much done and the triangles turned out really well. Thanks for the link to the tutorial, I was scared to try paper piecing but it looks easier than I thought (hope I didn’t just jinx myself!). I’ll have to try it out. I also found an applique tutorial on that site so am going to try an applique block soon.


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