The clever bit

So, I left you with all those loops of squares,

and promised you a really clever bit. Well, the really clever bit is that you unpick one seam from each loop, to turn them back into strips, but you unpick a different seam on each one. Which means that each strip starts with a different square. Which means, when you line them all up, you get:

Diagonals!
Ok, so maybe that doesn’t seem all that exciting to you, but I’ve been trying to figure out how it was done (other than just cutting and sewing each square individually, which takes forever, as I learnt with the Minecraft mats) for ages, and couldn’t work it out. So when I saw the tutorial it was a total head-slap moment.
Of course, as you can probably tell from the photo, my squares don’t line up quite as perfectly as they could – it seems my sewing in a straight line skills haven’t improved much since Form 2 sewing class.  But I’m hoping it won’t be as noticeable once all the blocks are sewn together into one big pattern (same with the ever-so-slightly clashing colours – the theory is that once they’re combined with all the other clashing colours, the overall effect will be “fun and colourful” rather than “why on earth would you use those fabrics next to each other?”).
I’m having fun anyway.  And as it’s likely to end up covered in baby vomit, I reckon it doesn’t matter if it’s not quite perfect 🙂

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3 Comments

    1. No, all just plain cotton. I think I need to get better at sewing a straight line before I complicate things by adding in different weights of fabric!

  1. love it! Can’t wait to see the finished project. I still REALLY struggle with random color matching but yes, chaos can look awesome.

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