|I added sew lines to the end of the paper. . . the beginning and the end of the seam is where my straight sewing seems to drift. . . but not when I am sewing on a line ;)|
|First I cut strips WOF 5" (added a half inch to the triangle top and bottom). Then do you see that very faint line on the left side and the ruler is set on the half inch line ready to draw another line? I marked the strips so that I could line the bottom of the template on the line and easily cut on grain geese :) (Thank you to Sandra over at Musings of a Menopausal Melon for mentioning the 'grain thing' in an email)|
|Then put the template on the strip and put a smoodge (like the technical term?) of glue on the template to keep it from scooting around when I put the ruler on it to cut.|
|pretty geese waiting for their wings :)|
Here is the conclusion I have come to: the sew lines are matched up perfectly. When I square them I will square them measuring a quarter inch from the sew line. That way, I'll have my quarter inch and it will be squared perfectly from the sewing lines. . . as long as I cut straight. . . Good logic? That's not a rhetorical question, I'm really asking! Sometimes my logic is a little off ;)
The other thing I have been obsessed about is getting them sewn together without losing the points. . . worried even. Another nightmare maker! My conclusion on this is that I will leave the papers on until after the quilt is sewn together. I had never thought of doing this. . . but I saw this amazing quilt and read with great interest how she put it together. She left her papers on. I will as well. Really, go look at that quilt. Holy wow! And that comes from someone who is not so much a scrappy lover but this is all kinds of awesome. I would not have wanted to rip all of the papers off of that one but again, I don't have that many geese, I have just a small gaggle ;)
Just a little note about the paper I am using. I bought some Carol Doak paper. It's better than 20 weight copy paper, I still can't see through it, but it is much easier to tear away. I did order some newspaper paper from Amazon. I figured for about 4 bucks for 500 sheets I could give it a whirl... it hasn't come yet. Sloooowww shipping on those! I'll have the top done by the time they get here! I will however try them out when they get here and let you know what I think :)
And finally, here is a picture of what I have on my wall so far :)
|Picture is bad, it is just before sun up here and good light is no where to be found. Insert colors from picture of pieces above :)|
Linking up with Judy over at Patchwork Times for Design Wall Monday and Marelize over at Stitch by Stitch for Anything Goes Mondays.
Until next time, keep on quilting!!