Friday, November 21, 2014

Jersey Shore Hook Ups Cut Out

I am hooking up with Nina Marie's Off the Wall site.  I don't think she lives on the Jersey Shore but she might just be on Lake Erie's shore!  

I spent about 3 hours on Thursday night cutting out the white areas for Jersey Shore Hook Ups.  the blocks should be about 15 inches, or so.  My blocks never turn out square so I am thinking they might be just 14 inches by the time I get through with them.

My throat is sore, and I didn't go on the road trip to the CFAL meeting in Mandeville with the ones who tuned up sick on Wednesday. I wonder what they all did!

It took quite a while to cut up all these pieces.  I needed to add the quarter inch around all the sides.  It required drawing the templates on each fabric group and and cutting the curve on each group.  By hand.   Painstakingly by hand. 

Here they are all stacked up.  I am getting nervous.  They stack up nicely though, don't you think?

Here are the two pieces I spent all that time cutting out.  They look innocuous enough.  For sure.  It sort of looks like it might fit. 

  But when you add the arc it no longer gives the illusion that it will fit.  This is more like something I would cut out!

Tomorrow I will sew a few together.  I probably should have cut only one or two out, so I could trash it if it didn't work.

Hindsight, they say, is 20/20.......

1 comment:

  1. it's an optical illusion because of course you know, you're looking at the seam allowances. These go together very well. I can't wait to see them made. You are making me want to do some and girl there just isn't time in the day to make all I want to make! LeeAnna at not afraid of color


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