I finished the first 8 blocks for my FreeFall QAL!
I love the way they are turning out. These are leftover scraps form at least one bed quilt and a few fat quarters that were stashed some time ago.
However, I was not paying attention…and here are a list of the errors of my ways:
- made 2 sets of flying geese (only needed one),
- didn’t trim my half square triangles,
- didn’t trim the flying geese, and
- don’t try to put an off center block together with the two sets of flying geese (I did it, but much faster to take them apart.
Here is a picture of some of the trimming along the way.
When paper piecing, you can glue the first piece to the paper to keep it in place, easier than dealing with pins. For this project, I “chain-glued” – glued all the 8 points at one time.
Helpful hint #2:
When trimming squares you can trim on two sides at once, and if you have a turntable mat, this is a good time to use it!
Linking up with FreeFallQAL #2 at mmmquilts.com