Friday, March 12, 2010

This Is More Like It

After struggling with trying to paper-piece lots of very small diamonds in the first few triangles, I decided to go back to my handy-dandy raw-edge machine buttonhole-stitch method that served me so well when I was making the center blocks. The dark green fabric (much prettier in person) was cut out as one piece and then appliqued on by machine. The long edge at the top was not sewed on because it will be hidden by the seam allowance. I could have made it easier on myself and extended that dark green piece, but I didn't realize that until I had it already cut out. I'll remember that for next time.

The triangles are not looking so problematic now...

This is "BR10, Nicholas' Diamond", an intermediate-level triangle.

7 comments:

Jackie said...

It looks great with your applique! I just love the green batik.

grendelskin said...

Nice to see you get your groove back! A possibly-silly question: I'm daunted by teeny-tiny bits, can you share your preferred tools for doing this kind of very fine work? I'm assuming you use embroidery scissors or something like? And how do you pin such bitsy pieces?!?

Joan said...

Very nice. At first glance, it reminded me of an old-fashioned man's shirt collar and tie.

Rene' said...

Anya, that is a very cool looking block. I like this method you are using.

Barb said...

OK girlie back at it, and it is looking good. I see nothing wrong with going with what works best, and it looks great...loving it here as you know! Enjoy your weekend, stay dry with the rain in PA today!

Vivian said...

Lovely green batik. I like the finished triangle.
One of these days I'll be appliqueing some of my last DJ blocks, and I'll be silently saying "Thank you, Anya" every time I machine buttonhole stitch those little pieces down. Your method has saved me many headaches, that's for sure.

Roslyn said...

These are turning out really well can't wait to see the whole quilt. And you did a fine job with your dwirling, it doesn't have to look like Dawn's or any one else's for that ,matter, it's your style!