I have another of my "Words to Live By" blocks completed. This is going to be a really large quilt. Again, this was a summer block of the week last year but for me it takes a full year (or more) to complete a quilt like this. If you go to the link you will see that there are 672, yes, 672, half square triangles for the center block and borders and I did buy the finishing kit for that. So, I just did a test on the triangle method - see below - to see if they were accurate for 2" finished squares . . .
and my test showed that they were!! Yeah! I've not been as happy with some other paper triangles that I have used but these seemed just right!
This week I have prepared the corner border blocks which are 8" finished, a little smaller than the center blocks.
I changed the wording on this block to more reflect what I felt about words.
Then getting this one with your own name sized to be just right was a little challenge, since the font size was not available on my computer.
And the last block - Respect! You trace these words with a lightbox which might seem simple enough, but when you are 'looking' through medium-dark fabrics with dots, etc, on them, it is not always easy to see through. I did iron freezer paper on the back when I traced to keep the fabric stable and it helped, yet did not seem to block the light.
Okay, now more stitching to do, but I enjoy the preparation as well!