My mom used to always yell at me and say, “Use your head and save your feet!!!”. I admit I have used that phrase many times on my own kids and even often hear me saying it to myself.
Today I am putting that practice to my sewing. Last week my friend Nell and I issued a challenge to finish up a Bonnie Hunter UFO before her new free mystery gets underway. I picked to star working on Stars over Shallotte. The blocks need 2″ unfinished half square triangles. Well rather than sew all of them, I am “using my head to save my feet”.
After reading through the instructions, I noted that to make the border pieces I sew 2 1/2″ squares onto a 3 1/2″ piece. If I do that and sew a second time, I can end up with 2″ unfinished half square triangles that I need for the blocks. So I am making the border pieces first. Here I sewed the first diagonal seam and then a second.
I cut between the sewn lines and took them to the ironing board.
I now have the 2″ unfinished half square triangle that I need for the block…Ya hoo!!
I am taking today off to finish up a dead line quilt. It will be so nice to have this one in the mail and gone…I am going to take a couple days to work on this (I need a little me time sewing) and then I’ll be back working on another deadline project.
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