Sunday, February 12, 2012

Working small

Man, I'm getting right crazy in my old age.  The Animas Quilts mystery design, according to their website, is built on a 1 1/4" grid.  I think that even outdoes Bonnie Hunter because the last few mysteries from her only had 1 1/2" finished HSTs.  Furthermore, I'm in the process of making about 300  1 1/4" HSTs  (1 3/4" including seam allowances).  And as I make them, I'm squaring up every one.  Yes, you heard me right.  Every one.  I may only be slivering off a thread or two on each side, but when you have pieces that small, those threads tend to add up, and thus you have to be even more careful about size.
So I sew 20, press 20, de-dog ear 20 and then trim 20.  It's slow going.

1 comment:

Helen in the UK said...

That IS small!! I don't think my patience could do with that small. Good luck with it :)