I’ve got about half of my Step 5 units done and should have the rest complete in the next day or so. This week’s task was a “sitting duck” unit or, as I’ve named it, a tall goose.
I used Bonnie’s method of drawing a line on the back of the smaller squares and found they really came out perfectly. Don’t mess with success!
I added a second line 1/2″ away from the center line and sewed along that line as well, making the cutest little half square triangle units. I’ve been saving my scraps in small sizes for some sort of scrap quilt, and these will add to my collection. The smallest squares I currently have are 1 1/2″, and these units in pairs or even as sets of three will work nicely with them. I’m thinking of nine patches with three HST units on the diagonal. We’ll see!
I haven’t done a fake block yet, but I’m looking forward to it. All my messing with the fake blocks has given me ideas for future quilts.
If you’re celebrating this week, enjoy the holiday!