Friday, July 10, 2015

Arcadia Avenue Progress


I bought the background fabrics a little over a week ago. I had to buy 2 different fabrics. I also didn't want a solid. I was afraid that parts of the block would melt into the background and not stand out as much as I would like. The finished quilts seen in the directions had prints but from a distance they looked solid.


I hope you can see the prints in this picture. They're black with gray patterns. I brought a friend with me who helped me pick them out. I really like them together with the blocks. I had to cut out 60 degree triangles as well as half (30 degree) triangles. So far, I've had to sew the full triangles to opposite sides of the large hexagons. Each block has the triangles attached to the same side. The quilt top will have each hexagon all oriented the same way.

Next, I have to make the side triangles to square up each side of the row.  I also need to make a row alternating fabric triangles for the top and  bottom. Then, the top will be done! Can't wait!!

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