My online friendship group task this month was a simple, rotary cut, machine pieced block consisting of 16 HST. Lovely block, clever use of values. I really like it.
Tara provided us with 16 squares of fabric, which were then sorted into light/dark pairs. Having never sewed a HST before (you know it - I'm a machine piecing novice) I am proud to report a successfully marked diagonal line and just to be extra sure also marked the 1/4" sewing line because of my lack of trust in the 1/4" machine foot, or rather, my operation of said foot.
With laptop set up alongside Elvis to a tutorial on HST we set off...
- Sew and rotary cut squares into HST - check
- Press open and trim up to 4 1/2" squares - check
- Lay out into required pattern - check (nice isn't it before I get to it)
- Sew into four strips - check (amazingly)
- Sew three long seams - nup
The unpicker was wielded to undo the offending intersections (by now I'm thinking about hand sewing these seams, I'm positive they would be more accurate)
Anyway, after a fair bit of unprintables issuing from my mouth and the unpicker heating up from overuse the block was completed - it's not great...more practice required fur shur.