|Block in the city.|
I've got my first feathered star complete as part of my slow sewing project. It wasn't too bad, just four foundation pieces to trace. I like to use freezer paper when I make a project that reuses the same piece multiple times. Especially if the pattern comes from a book. This way, I don't have to deface the book by ripping any pages out to get a flat copy, and I don't have to worry about finding a copy machine! I just lay the freezer paper (wax side down) over the block I want to trace, and put it on a hard, flat surface. Then I trace the lines using a drafting ruler.
|First block, traced pieces, fabric pull.|
After I picked the fabrics and creased the papers, I set to work. As you can see in this shot, since you don't actually sew through the paper with this method you can use them indefinitely (or until they lose their sticking power).
|in the top segment, the paper is still attached to the fabric.|
When you're done, just peel it off and make another.
I'm getting better at my precision using this method, though some of my points are a little duller than I'd like. I'm sure by the end of this I'll be an expert!
As I was finishing up Dino wanted to remind me it was time for dinner. He was pretty insistent!