At the beginning of this year I set myself a challenge-
To make this quilt!
So since January this year I have been working on my foundation piecing.
I aimed to get one block made every month or so.
And ten months later I have completed the last of the nine blocks!
It is a rather time consuming process.
I first trace the 8 pieces onto light interfacing with a sharp pencil.....
then choose the fabrics and cut them into strips....
after this I take a moment or two to remember how the process works-
fabric right sides together, under the interfacing piece with the lines facing up, sew, finger press open and on to the next section.
Once this is mastered it is quite easy!
HA! HA! I hear you laughing.
But once your brain computes all this, its just a case of sewing on the lines!
And there is a certain satisfaction in seeing it come together!
So the 9 compasses are finding their way home-
This is the quilt on my design floor.
I don't think this will be the arrangement for their final home.
(I can see from this photo that the grey with white star fabric pieces are sitting next to one another.....)
There are, however, major design flaws in these blocks-
Can you spot them?
Now do I unpick ( which is such a trial in foundation piecing!)
or do I just put it down to experience?
I'd love to hear your thoughts!
Have a great day!