Last week I posted about my work to design a quilt using 60-degree diamonds and left the design process here…..
But, EXACTLY how would I piece this??
I started out working with paper and pen and trying to design piecing diagrams but I kept working myself into corners.
Then, I switched to my iPad and used Procreate to play with it further.
It was then that it HIT me…..
Work it in ROUNDS!!!
Now I have to figure out if I can actually piece using these diamonds!!
Instead of starting with my fabric, I grabbed some scraps and played until I was convinced that I could do it.
I pulled out Gyleen Fitzgerald’s book…..
…and spent some time studying the process that she used.
I first practiced sewing them into a straight line…..
….and then using inset seams…..
AND THEY WORKED!!!
This was a great way to feel a bit more comfortable with the process before I started working on the quilt itself!!
So, with fear and trembling, I started cutting the fabrics…..
……come back tomorrow to learn about the ruler and cutting process!!