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Friday, January 20, 2012
Mystery Steps 5 & 6
Step 5 - Remember the 350 half-square triangles in Step 3 that were sewn into little aquares- well they come into play with Step 5. I had to cut another 700 (yes 700) more black 1/2 square triangles and these are to be placed either side of those little blocks. When joined they make these black and neutral slightly larger triangles:
Still no idea how these are going to be used (I hope I'm not adding any more little ones to them!!!)
Step 6 - More fabric cutting - this time squares - 2-1/2" - 112 black and 112 neutral and for the red 56. When I came to cut the red I realised I was running short and might not be able to get 56 out of what I had left unless I used 'red-looking' fabric, but I thought this would not work as some of those fabrics were slightly on the orange side. Had a look at the blues used in the string squares earlier and had some of those, enough to do half.
Reading the second page of this step I discovered that we would be joining these with the hour-glass blocks to make Ohio Stars - half with neutral backgrounds and half with black backgrounds. I played with the blue and red squares and some of the hour-glass blocks and decided that the blue could go in the neutral blocks and the red in the black. Here you see one of the neutral ones finished with a red one about to be sewn. I'm happy with this. I think it works.
At long last, starting to see some blocks coming together.....
On to Step 7 and 8 over the weekend - well maybe Sunday - have my Guild meeting tomorrow (Saturday).