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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Offsetting the Invader Blocks

Offset Invader
Angled block

Cross fingers and cut... it worked! Do you ever quilt like that?

I am proud of being self taught in all aspects of my sewing. I paid very little attention to my year 9 sewing teacher and hated anything to do with getting behind a machine back then. None of my pieces turned out right and it was just plain frustrating. However once the inspiration struck me in my early 20s I was determined to make whatever it was I set my mind to.

Todays challenge has been taking my Space Invader blocks and making them angled. I added a 2.5" border to the block, then lined it up on my cutting board and recut it into a rectangle. I don't know that this is the best way to do this, but it worked.

I've also made the tank, which was a very easy block.

Space Invaders Tank
Reporting for battle, Sir!


sweetypie said...

hya! this is tina from sweetypie thanks for your sugestions my hens are fine but growing gills and webbed feet as it is raining so much well back to the grindstone/unpicker. byee.

Metanoia said...

No problem Tina :D I wish we were getting rain here. I am not in love with the Australian summer...