I decided to use my stash of fat quarters from the Outfoxed fabric line. I also opted to go with the alternative method of making HSTs because they are just so much faster. I know that there are issues with working with the biased edges with this technique, but I am not exactly a perfectionist and find that since I don't prewash cotton fabric for quilting (I always do for flannelette baby blankets) they stay pretty stiff and well behaved. We'll see if I'm still singing that tune after this QAL.
Here are my squares prepped for sewing around all four edges:
|Carefully cutting through the corners to create the HSTs|
|All sliced and ready to go|
|After being (carefully) pressed|
But above is what happens when you aren't paying enough attention. The square on the right is perfect. The square on the left? I trimmed it twice without turning it first, and cut off too much of the white and not enough of the raspberry. Oh poop. Had to whip up another HST to correct my mistake. I will pay closer attention next time!
|Trimmed and ready to go!|
The finished product is pretty adorable, if I do say so myself. And I'm glad, since peeking at February shows me a block I'm not exactly in love with.
I enjoyed the process of making this, learned some things and want to dive into the next one. I say that is a success! I think I'll turn the finished product into a quilt for my little person. She'll love it!
Lynn (aka Buttons)