As Christmas is getting closer, it's tougher to get to the sewing room, but I've managed to get a few red string blocks done. I am really loving these blocks - I also tried a couple of new things this week that I'll keep doing in the future.
First, I sewed the strings together to the full length of the first strip, except for the very last ones.
Then, I followed Bonnie's revised cutting instructions to cut the blocks in half first, then use the companion angle template to trim the triangles to size.
This one got sewn a little crooked, but I was able to fix it by trimming it after cutting it in half.
I also like this method because the paper blocks are a little larger then we needed, so I could adjust the trimming so the seams fell further away from the corners (this is one of the blocks I cut to size first before cutting in half).
It makes for 2 different looking triangles!
This was my view driving home from work the other day - the full moon rising over the local mountains. The pointy one in the centre is Mt. Cheam, and it is only about 15 km from my home.
I have a collection of nativities, but last year I had to buy the Fisher-Price one for my grandson, Alex, to play with (and learn the Christmas story). I have to set it up on his little table, because my dog likes to try to steal the little people (jealous, a little?)