As time is going on I’m becoming more confident to try out my own methods to make up the DJ blocks. These next three blocks are a case in point.
In all the instructions I’ve come across these three are all foundation pieced, maybe with a bit of applique on Sally’s Pride for those little triangles. But in an effort to make them a bit easier I decided that instead of foundation piecing all those skinny strips I would try out using my bias tape maker and applique them on instead.
L12 Sally’s Pride – the centre was machine pieced as normal but then I hand sewed the bias tape (which I made with straight of grain fabric ‘cos there are no curves in this!) in place before trapping its ends when I machined on the outer border.
and then I used some more tape for the basket handles on Berry Baskets
H3 Berry Baskets – a similar method to before, I hand stitched the handles onto the centre square then trapped the tape ends in the machined seam as I stitched the block together.
and then I used JUST tape for L6 Maze of Madness…
well almost …all that outside white border is machine pieced but it could easily have been tape too.
What do you think? Cheating or not?
Until next time,