|1930s Farmer's Wife Block #1, Addie|
Anyway, I foundation paper pieced this block, using Sax plain newsprint this time. It fed through my Epson printer without a hitch and was a lot easier to work with than the 29 pound vellum that I was using (due to ignorance) on the last block.
|Lots of Sub Sections to the Addie Block|
I should note that these blocks finish at 6", so the little green and pink/orange triangles are ITTY BITTY. I am definitely seeing the accuracy advantage of FPP for this scale, especially as I look ahead to the next few blocks in the book that have many more pieces and some odd angles.
It has been an exhausting, emotionally draining week so I'm grateful that I snuck in enough odd moments of sewing time here and there to make a block this week. Now what I really need is some exercise and a good night's sleep! I'm linking up with Can I Get a Whoop Whoop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.
I leave my paper in place generally until I sew the sections together: at that point I tear away enough paper so I can sew the seams without the paper being in the way! If necessary, I'll mark the seam allowances in pencil if I want to be extra accurate but usually the quarter inch foot is sufficient.
Great job! What is you put a pin in from top to bottom just to line up your points or intersections and used clover clips rather than pins to hold the two pieces together?
Oh that little girl with the pigtails, how cute is that!!!
Very nice! I love the fussy cut center square :)
I did pin the crucial intersections, but the more annoying issue is that I had oversize fabric pieces that hung off the edges of the foundations for each section, then I trimmed each block section with my ruler right on the outer cutting line, and matched up the two sections for sewing. But after sewing I realized that the freshly cut fabric edges crept away from the paper edges in between the pins while I was sewing and of course I couldn’t see that it was happening because my fabric edges were hidden between a paper sandwich. That’s why I felt like, since my grain lines were all good, I might have been better of removing the papers so I could watch that the raw fabric edge stayed right along the edge of my ¼” presser foot throughout the entire seam.
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