ARLS: Block A (redone)

Earlier this week, I started my series of appliqué blocks. I’ve made some changes.

I changed the download file, Block A, to include small tiles of the block, a colored version of the block to show how the shapes overlap each other, and a sample pattern.

I changed the alignment guide. I added a layer of cardboard from a cereal box between the printed block and the sandpaper. I trimmed away all but the seam allowance.

Alignment guide
Alignment guide

I cut a window out of the block proper and taped the second alignment guide in position on my squaring ruler.

Block with window cut out, taped to squaring ruler
Block with window cut out, taped to squaring ruler

I use the marked lines to align the shapes within the block before I trim it.

Squaring the block
Squaring the block

Windows within windows within windows . . .

Windows within windows
Windows within windows

I also came across a stash of fabric with fusible adhesive attached; leftovers from previous projects. I sorted them by color and decided on a more methodical approach in my color selection, rather than random.

There’s more to come . . .

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