This week has been a race against the clock. Finally I can report the piecing is finished.
I positioned the triangles randomly. I did however make piles of one of each fabric and first place them on the design wall and swap them around a bit until I was satisfied. I was terrified of getting to the last row with a handful of identical triangles. So i guess that's controlled random!
|rows pinned together: |
not through the join, but close either side.
- When joining the rows I put a pin through the points, as Paula at the Sassy Quilter suggested.
- Then I put a pin about 1/2" each side where there are fewer layers of fabric, and removed the first pin.
This was a tip I saw last year in a McCall's video in the Sand and Surf project; sorry I don't remember which lesson! I had forgotten all about it, but it came in handy this afternoon.
I'm linking up to Paula at the Sassy Quilter for