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sunnuntai 1. kesäkuuta 2014

CWD: Hand Grenade

14-year-old Cora Owens Hume wrote in her diary June 1, 1863

Mr. Kriger is reading the evening paper which says that the rebels had captured 300 more Negroes and that it is reported Hunter is relieved of his command. The rebels have a small shell called the handgranade, something like the size of egg I think and at last late fight of Vicksburg the Yankees try to climb up the bluff to the Fort and the rebels just rolled the large shells down the bluff on them and they burst in the midst of Grant's men and if they got up near the Fort by means of ladders they threw these little shells at them and they are like torpedoes, for when they strike anything they burst. (quote from the book: The Civil War Diary Quilt written by Rosemary Youngs)

Fenix slept peacefully in his chair, looking happy too... when I sewed today's 
CWD block #56 Hand Grenade.


As I last time told you I decided to use cm-ruler, when I cut the squares for the block. 
The squares are 4,5 cm x 4,5 cm. There is 4 red, 4 grey, 4 yellow and 1 white square.

And I also used Tri-Recs Tool... like this.

You'll need one grey 1 3/4" x 18" strip, two yellow 1 3/4" x 4" strips and two red 1 3/4" x 8" strips to have all triangles. When I cut yellow/red triangles with the RECS, I laid the strips with right sides together. That way I got easily the reversed triangles at the same time.



I started by sewing 9-patch unit. Soon I noticed that my seams are too narrow... and the 9-patch will be too big!



So I change the foot and continued to sew with Bernina's foot number 1. The finished 9-patch squares should be about 3 cm x 3 cm.

After that I changed the foot back to the "normal" quilting foot...



but now I noticed that 3-triangle units will be a little bit too big! Krrr!!!!






Well, I continued to sew and decided to trim them afterwards...

Today I pressed the seams like this ;)

After "hard" work the next CWD block is completed!!!

Omaan CWD -ompelupäiväkirjaani kirjoitin:
Olipa sirpaleinen taival! Erilaisia mittoja, viivaimia, paininjalkoja saumanvaroineen, matkan edetessä trimmailuja MUTU -tuntumalla... mutta selvisin siitä - vaivoin, nippa-nappa ;) Muutama ryppy matkasta jäi, mutta tämä kelpaa tänään!


Here's some blocks, which I have already sewn together...

... keskirivin blokit olen ommellut vanhalla, jo museoidulla Sport Berninalla ja tavallisella paininjalalla (= saumanvara leveämpi kuin 1/4"). Sen vuoksi ne kaikki ovat hieman pienempiä kuin muut! Onneksi tuo yhdistävä kaitale korjaa vähän tilannetta... HUH-huh!!! Millainenkohan tästä tulee valmiina???

I'm happy that you visited here, 
we'll see the next CWD block on 5th June
- hopefully -

6 kommenttia:

Chantal kirjoitti...

You have such patience to work with teeny tiny little pieces like that. You are amazing and so talented. I love your new block. When all together, they sure look like a great quilt in the making. Bravo!

Tilkkureppu kirjoitti...

Hieno blokki, kuten kaikki.
Ei kyllä yhtään huomaa, että keskimäiset ovat pienempiä, tai ainakaan minä en huomaa:)

Tilkku ja Tilkku kirjoitti...

Kaikki ovat kauniita, enkä huomaa kokoeroa, vaikka kuinka tiirailisin.

Dee kirjoitti...
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Dee kirjoitti...

That's a very complicated block. Nicely done! The blocks look good sashed together.

Tiinatei kirjoitti...

Voi miten ihailen taitoasi tehdä tarkkaa ja täsmällistä työtä! Nuo RECSit näyttävät näppärille, vaikuttaa samalle idealle kuin mikä minulla on Flying Geese viivaimessa. Mikä tuon kulman koko on?