Friday, April 1, 2016

Checker Board (TSS 012)

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

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