Friday, July 23, 2010

Paperweight

A pattern I picked up from Aardvark Quilts called Paperweight. It's my latest attempt at some more modern looking designs using more modern looking fabric. This quilt had 2 of my least favorite techniques. Cutting with templates and set-in pieces.
I never cut with templates (I know, I should never say never). I make the template, and find a ruler that has the same angles as the template.

Then I use a glue stick to glue the template to the back of the ruler and cut away! Here's the 45 degree angle,

And the 90 degree angle.

The pattern had you piece each of the hexagons then set in the background shapes. Instead I was able to make square blocks by splitting the octagons in quarters.
And the air is back on! Hallelujah! Still too hot to be outside. I'm finishing up my machine quilting project this weekend. Come back next week to see it - and for a give-away. Have a cool weekend!!

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