I realized that I had not pieced the backing for the third section of the Wonky Squares quilt. So I decided to get that done today - and I did.
I wanted some pieced block in this section. So I decided to use the half square triangle method I showed a few posts back. I took the largest square ruler I own and cut two large squares of fabric. I used my Lapel Stick glue to hold the corners together. I could have pinned them, but I am so bad about sticking myself that it is almost funny. One of my friends who has sat and visited while I sew laughs when I jump and says "Didn't you know that those pins are sharp?" or "When are you going to get it in your head that those pins will bite you?" So I use the no bite'em method. My fingers appreciate it.
I thought I would show some of the trimming and tell you how I do the trimming. The ruler I used to cut the original squares is 16 1/2 inches. So the HSTs will trim out to 11 inches. Most good quilt rulers have a diagonal line. So I line this line up on the seam. and get as close to the edges as I can in the first corner.
Then I trim those two sides. I rotate the block and line up the edges on the 11 inch lines and be sure that the diagonal is lined up as well.
Since this method makes four blocks, I combined them into a big block to use in the backing. Now I will be able to layer and quilt the third section of this quilt.
|Pieced backing part three.|
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