It’s Tuesday! Time for another of my tips! Today I will talk about how I marked placement lines for the design shown below. Next week I will talk about how I stitched it.
Notice that the triangle on the left is different than the triangle on the right. On the first one of these units I stitched, I started by marking 5″ down from the top edge on both sides. I stitched out the arcs and realized something was wrong. It looked really off kilter!
Kathleen (my daughter also known as Kathleen Quilts) came into my studio right at that moment. The two of us came up,with a plan on how to mark placement lines that would look square with the world. Here is how….
1. Put a marker in an ordinary geometry compass. I used a water soluable marker here.Place the point of the compass in the point of the bottom angle. Draw an arc. It does not matter what size the arc is.
4. Next draw a line from the bottom point of the triangle, through the centre of the X marked in the steps above. Extend this line right to the top. I missed the photo of this step.
5. I marked a start point, 5″ down from the top edge on the longer triangle. I used an air soluable marker. Mostly because my water soluable marker was in my compass and I did not want to take it out….:)
Stay tuned, next week I will show you how I stitched out the design.
Meanwhile I will be busy quilting this gorgeous Amazon Star made by Kate Hurlbert! It will be a great week! I love my job!!!