As many of you know, I have been having some problems with my current competition piece. Not the design but in executing the design. I DO NOT want to have to develop a plan B so I am persevering as I love the design and refuse to believe that I do not have the skill to get this together. It might not win anything but by God, I will finish it the way I envision.
I got the 4 pieced border pieces together so they lay flat. I made one piece for the inner green border but am not happy with the corners…. there are some inconsistencies with the width going into the corners. This bothers me. I will have to come back to address this issue as I decided to move on to the outer pieces.
Here is a picture of the green part I am talking about.
I really need a very large piece of Templar to make a good template. The freezer paper didn’t work very well. Back to the drawing board.
I moved on to the outer portion to create a square and realized that since there is no middle right now I needed to pin everything down, thank goodness I keep everything so I had my drawings.
I labeled the sides so as I made the outer pieces I would know which went where. They should all be the same….shhhh…. they aren’t.
I marked exactly where the corner points come to and had to adjust my curve slightly.
Then I had to figure out the best way to appliqué the piece on. Since I needed to a little flexible so all of my points remained points, I decided to needle turn which I am not great at but worked.
Then came to corners…. I left fabric on the border pieces so that I could miter them. Right now the corner is only glued in place. I am going to appliqué the other two sides and do all of the corners… gluing them down first to make sure that the block lies flat, then I will trim it down.
As for the small green border, I think I am going to attach the interior star and possibly needle turn that as well. Here’s hoping that there is no need for a plan B. What a learning experience this has been….