I am getting much better at the paper piecing of the fan portions, and really like the spikiness of this pattern. I am now removing the paper backing before sewing anything else and also trying to leave a bit more on the sides, since some of my earlier blocks have been a little off. I am still having some issues with sewing the little bands to the corner piece. Such a tight little curve.
|The messy piece before trimming!|
Each finished individual block will be 8 inches square. As I near completion of these blocks, I am trying to decide whether to make a table runner (which would be quite wide) or make a wall hanging which would be 32 inches square. I have enough fabric to insert setting triangles if I do a table runner.
|Auditioning the blocks as a table runner.|
|Another close up of Block #3 next to Block #1|
|Trying to visualize the wall hanging!|
I also was able to quilt and bind three small quilt tops made by another guild member for my guild's charity. I used a bright varigated Aurifil thread to complement the bright and diverse fabrics in these tops. I also practiced finishing the binding by machine, rather than hand sewing.
|Two of the three charity quilts. I must not have taken a picture of the third!|