|My strips ready to be sewn into strata|
But then I ran into a brief snafu with drafting up the templates. My supposedly 3 identical 30 degree triangles weren't matching up. Doug to the rescue with all his drafting tools with special triangles and rulers...and we had 3 identical triangles that I could create my templates with accuracy!
Yesterday I started cutting out the wedge pieces and loved watching the kaleidoscope grow and bloom on my design wall!
|Wedge 1 only|
|Wedge 2 added|
|Wedge 3 and 4 added to the colorful mix|
|All wedges cut and in place for sewing|
I must admit that I kept sneaking into my studio all night just to admire this burst of color...right up before I went to bed. Ricky warns us not to attempt chain piecing but to tackle each wedge one at a time...so I think I will set up my sewing machine right next to the design wall so I can just reach over for the next piece. I also have to decide what fabrics to use for my "butt" and "wedgie" sections (Note" those are Ricky's technical terms for the pieces needed to square up the design) and borders.