Sections 3 and 4 came together pretty quickly, although I do feel like I am spending half my life cutting low volume 1.5" squares. I probably should have cut all 800 I needed before I started the whole project. But, I wanted a really big variety and then I probably never would have started!
Here's a detail of one of the orange peel blocks from section 4. I was thinking I am getting better at these, but then the photograph always shows little mistakes you didn't notice in real life. I do love the fabrics in this one. They are from a random charm pack of Amy Butler fabrics, no idea which line, but something fairly recent. Oh, and one random petal of Anna Maria Horner's Misguided Gingham.
I'm still continuing to draft little paper piecing patterns for these itty bitty blocks. Below is a picture of how I do it, using my cutting mats and rulers.
I'll be writing a post soon on making those little 2.5" pinwheel blocks with spun seams. This helps reduce the bulk in the seam allowances greatly.
How's your summer going? We have some kind of bug travelling through our household. First Sean got it, then me, and now Will. Hopefully it ends there. Sean and I are still coughing, but feeling a lot better than we were last week.
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