Admittedly, when I saw the Checker Board pattern released as part of The Splendid Sampler series, I was a little underwhelmed. But now that I've made it, I'm enjoying the simplistic beauty of this 6" square.
Teaching an old dog new tricks... In the old days, I would've used a busy dark offset by a clean, plain background. Decided to switch it up and really like it. Those fabrics were made for each other.
With all these seams, I used a few tricks to lay this block flat.
|Butt the opposing seams against each other|
Don't pin right where they meet - pin to each side
|Before pressing, open up the seams (see arrow)|
|That way you can press it flat, seams squared,|
so all the bulk isn't pressed to one side.
|For the major seams, press open.|
That's a lot of pieces!
I've decided to keep a counter at the bottom of these posts to track them.
The totals are based on the original patterns and not on deviations.
Checker Board = 36
Total to Date: 243 pieces*
*The count only includes the blocks I've completed to date