|Okay - back to my stuff! I finally have mine pinned almost all the way across. Someone told me, before I got it all the way, that I could have been doing the pinning in between the cutting of 6 1/4" squares. Might be less tedious that way - you just need it aligned before cutting.
||Here I'm about to trim the selvage and get a smooth edge.
|| There - it's cut! I don't actually cut at this angle, by the way - I only take pictures of my hand at this angle!
|Another block is laid out on the background she's chosen!
||Here I am cutting a 6 1/4" strip - all nicely aligned. I did this 3 times.
||Here I am trimming the edge off the first 6 1/4" strip - I'm about to make a square.
|Here's the first square... (remember I'm still dealing with 8 stacks of identical fabric!)
||Sliced in half - two stacks of triangles!
||Now to fan them out and see what it's gonna look like!!!
|Too Cool! I love the fabric! It looks like the fish are chasing each other!
||Here are the exact same triangles, turned in the other direction - now it looks like a tea party with a bunch of alligators!
||Here's another set - which at first glance looks kinda ishy - all there were in this block were feet and legs - and yet, when put together like this, it's really cool looking!
|Here's Ellen's first complete block! This woman was FAST! Once she had everything cut, she zoomed through it all - she's the only one who get all her blocks done that night!
||Here's an almost completed block. The piecing wasn't quite done the way it was supposed to be, which makes it not always come together quite right - still really pretty though!
||Just another set of triangles from my fabric :)
|And another layout...
||I can't get over how cool they all look!
||Here's the instructor trying to help out when someone cut rectangles 6" x 6 1/4" by mistake :/
|Oh boy - it's after midnight!
||Here's one of my stars on my background material.
||And the yellow will be my accent color around the edges (first border)