Saturday, November 26, 2011

Week 48 - West Virginia

As has happened with other blocks for this quilt, we have a slightly different block than the original West Virginia to work with, to make it easier to piece in the 8 inch size. This time it's a pretty substitute:

Four "y" seams later... I did not use the cutting instructions provided. I had to double check in EQ and indeed that's what is provided (though with a bit more accuracy, it is a 1 15/16 inch strip vs a 1 7/8 for the parallelogram.) But it looked to me like those would have bias edges on the outside of the block. It might be nice if you were working with a stripe, but I wasn't so I cut mine from 2.5 inch strips - and the result is a nice square block that will finish at 8 inches.


Dorry said...

These fabrics look well together and will give a punch of red to the finished quilt. That paisley is lovely - have we seen that before? And I love the center fussy cut.I'm outside cleaning up the garden while I ponder if I really want to construct the block with Y seams or take an easier option of four half square triangles in the corners with four flying geese between them.

Sherrye said...

Optical illusion? Looks like the center square is appliqued on top! I don't know how you guys work in such small increments of inches. It would drive me crazy!

Cheryl Kotecki said...

The paisley appeared once before, in the only block I remade. It's on the Week 39 posting on the 24th of September.
Sherrye: The center square is pieced in - all the seams are pressed under it which does lift it up from the rest. I can't stand those increments either - I didn't do it! I made a template that I could cut from a 2.5 inch strip!